Friday, July 27, 2012

Oblivion's Call


There was no longer any response from any of the other science outposts. The computers had modeled the potential effects of the gravitational shift quite accurately.


Oblivion had already claimed everyone he'd ever known. It would come for him as well. The waves that normally crashed against the base of the stone walls had risen nearly twenty meters since dawn.


Jasak did not begrudge the method of his demise. He'd loved the sea since he was a boy. To lie down forever in its embrace seemed fitting. He opened the door and stood on the walkway to answer Oblivion's call.

9 comments:

  1. Good stuff...and I enjoy the completeness of these snippets.

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  2. Great opportunity for some philosophical musings in the wake of oblivion but interesting that he welcomes the sea to take him. Does what it should and leaves me wondering what lead up to this point. BTW - the image with the snippet is awesome.

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  3. Oh, ack! Death by drowning...not my preferred way of dying. Well, not that any is... Great stuff. Welcome back...wondered where you'd disappeared to.

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  4. Good snippet. I get the feeling that something...or someone...is going to save him. Just a feeling at this point.

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  5. Very nice. I love the fatality of it and his resignation. Lovely.

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  6. Nope Patrick. He's pretty much hosed, but oddly okay with that. :)

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  7. I love the word Oblivion, and this piece summed it up perfectly. I thought his resignation was beautiful (if I can say that about someone's demise!).

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  8. Beautifully written, though I can't imagine where the story will go after he drowns. Maybe this is the end?

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  9. This is so well written. It's tragic and peaceful. An odd mix, but effective. I like it.

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