I like the idea behind Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction, though I do have a habit of run on sentences.Today's topic was time. I was originally going to go with something more in a hard SF vein, but I was worried about the pseudo-science taking over the story. And the weather today is absolutely glorious - a burst of summer amidst the winter that had arrived early - so I wanted something chock full of happiness. I chose a picture to go along with it, but ah, if only you could see the image in my head that it conjured up as I was brainstorming.
|Kneeling By The Stream Of Consciousness, taken from here|
Surely hers was the greatest gift in the whole pantheon - to select those moments that each Sentient would look back on and treasure:
Proud parents watching their podling making its first tentative steps.
The warmth of sunlight on carapace after returning from the void.
Languorous breathing after a mating ritual.
Nerilla would vicariously sample all these and more until the End Times.