|The Universe Divide (standard:Editorials, 911 words)|
|Author: Doyle||Added: Jul 06 2007||Views/Reads: 2693/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This is a story about the earth and a journey through the universe as we don't know it. First Draft|
PART ONE - MAN After the hostile Earth was conceived early life formed and died as the planet continuously exerted natural disasters upon them. Over what seemed like thousands of years the small, helpless creatures were replaced with giants. But soon they met the same fate. The gargantuan reptiles were overcome by nature, and a new kind of organism began to flourish in the background. Mammals began to rise among the species of the Earth, as they were adaptable to their environment and advanced in the subject of mental capacity. Among these organisms are the humans, the most intellectual beings to inhabit Earth. Nature threw them an age of ice, but they existed still. So, if not nature, then what would bring about their extinction? They could communicate and invent tools to their own liking. Only one obstacle lays in their path. Themselves. Even before they developed civilization, humans fought with one another in combat. This habit followed them in their wake for thousands of years, this situation called war. Through the centuries, stone tools were substituted with long-range weapons as well as chariots. Then they were replaced with guns and tanks, just as early life was replaced with more advanced organisms. But among the atrocities of murder and conquest, there was a hidden light. Before the humans came a prophet who enlightened the commoner with his voice, healed those who forever desired to see the light, and bestowed the people in a new world the right to be free from tyranny in the old. But many humans possessed no ears, and only a mouth. They were distracted by their wars, communication, and inventions from the light of which the sacred prophet spoke of. Who in the universe beyond would ever think that these creatures would be destroyed by their own creations of war, communication, and invention? PART TWO - THE UNIVERSE Take a moment to leave the Earth completely. Empty your mind of all thoughts and memories. Imagine that you are floating in infinite space. You desire to see and think, so the only senses you have are sight and thought. Billions of stars surround you, and among them can be seen galactic clusters, or groups of galaxies. They present themselves in all shapes and sizes, some elliptical, some spiral, and some irregular. After only one minute you are led to believe that the universe is only made up of gas, dust, energy, and you. Maybe you are a wandering spirit without a purpose, a godless being that is forbidden from paradise. Perhaps you are a traveler who desires to reach his unknown destination, an innocent animal who took a wrong turn and found itself in a wasteland. Do you believe in paradise, or do you believe that you will forever exist in this lifeless place? Gravity starts to pull you towards a giant sphere of blinding light. With each second the force becomes greater. You stop, and in front of you an outline forms inside the sphere. What can it be? Then the image becomes clear. It has the same features as you, but has more power than a quasar or black hole. You are not alone, for he is there, at the universe divide. Although you can't talk or hear him, you desire to do so. The giant holds its arms up, and you are released from his gravitational grip. As you float away towards another object, a sensation comes over you. The openings on the sides of your head receive sounds, and you are able to perceive what those sounds mean. You hear him say, “I shall be waiting”. He floats backward through a layer of light which could not be seen before. Then the light disappears, along with him. An opening on your face opens. Now you can see, think, hear, and talk. You turn your body around and see a glowing white sphere with various patches of gray in the distance. Its gravity pulls you in, much like the other sphere. After a lengthy ride, you land on solid rock. The gray patches you saw before are actually giant holes. You jump across the barren sphere. Then you see a foreign object not far from you. A desire to touch and smell it arises in your mind, so now you are able to touch and smell. It is unlike anything you have ever seen before. A thin, solid object is stuck in the rock. Coming out of it is a flexible, rectangular object that is soft to the touch. Thirteen strips go across part of it, alternating between red and white, and another rectangle is in the top left corner. You count fifty white shapes, and see the blue background. “What is it? What does it mean? How did it get here?” you ask yourself. Then you see another sphere across the horizon. There are irregular, green shapes among blue shapes. An object falls from the sky. It is white with black shapes on its surface. It opens, and moving things with mysterious coverings on them come out. They jump towards you and take you to the object they came out of. The object closes up and soon it lifts off of the solid rock. They begin asking questions as the object travels towards the unknown sphere, but you ignore them and look at their destination. Maybe you can gain the last sense, feel, and perhaps the answers to your questions lie there as well. Tweet
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