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|Lost in Infinity (standard:fantasy, 305 words)|
|Author: pete||Added: Jul 06 2002||Views/Reads: 1813/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A short story of a weary traveller lost in his own thoughts. A purely metaphorical tale based within the conceptual space enclosed by the infinitely large and the infinitely small|
It was coming to a close, i knew. The dark was rising and the tugs were becoming almost unbearable. I woke up- the sky glistened a golden black, i whispered to the birds "sing, sing you birds else there'll be hell to pay in the morning" they laughed. laughter is something the birds have long mastered, it is their art and now their nature. I remember my route- my god- the geometric shape. She dribbles her perfect phlegm- only real in the idea. The fractal spit falls on the land and it's feeding time- we turn our heads and recieve our early morning meal. we bathe in tears of form and logic and worship her instruction. A tug- a slow dull tug at my soul, I am compelled- i step out into the barren landscape- all around i hear answer, but as noise- not intended for my mind. The wind howls but in vain, as it in turn succumbs to the sound of the oceans waves. a minuet of sea. I travel- meet an agitated man of chaos, we shake hands and admire the seductive gleam and endless abysses of the water- the abyss of its parts and the abyss of it as part. We run along the path lain between, we run and we run until we forget where we are going. we laugh- what else can you do when you see all and nothing at once. we pause, unsure of the direction to run, all take us endlessly but we cannot posit ourselves on any path. with no idea of goal we forget how to run- we stand still, staring off at the distant traces of magnitudes once known. the birds fly over, laughing, and sing "Follow me". at last, we follow- ever wary and afraid of what the next tugs might bring. Tweet
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