Core of Darkness

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Core of Darkness

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:44 am

“Chronomaw hungers.”

“Chronomaw eat stardust.”

“Chronomaw eat planets.”

“Chronomaw eat stars, galaxies, super clusters.

“Never enough.”

“Nothing fills up Chronomaw.”

“Chronomaw never satisfied.”

“Vortex singularities, quasars, all only dew-drops to Chronomaw.”

“Cluster Alliance sent armadas of ships against Chronomaw”

“Alliance thought themselves clever, thought their science greater than Chronomaw.”

“Meta-technology warping space before Chronomaw failed to thwart me.”

“Puny small things no hope against Chronomaw.”

“All a web of tasty gauze for Chronomaw.”

“Chronomaw consumes all until nothing remains but Chronomaw.”

“Chronomaw travels alone through the dark.”

“Chronomaw sees splash of stars, milky in space, way far away.”

“Chronomaw thirsts.”

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:07 am

Author's note: I actually came up with this tonite when I was at Olive Garden having the Never-ending pasta bowl. True story.

I'd originally had a funny ending, but as I reached the 100 word mark the last bit just fell into place and it seemed inappropriate to go for the gag.
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Post by strawman » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:18 pm

Literary first: drabble autobiography. "Chronomaw" goes to Olive Garden and remembers his pasta. I too have eaten so much there that I almost gagged.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:26 pm

strawman wrote:Literary first: drabble autobiography. "Chronomaw" goes to Olive Garden and remembers his pasta. I too have eaten so much there that I almost gagged.
Yes, that's where the gag version was going. I'm glad I tossed out the alternate titles "All you can eat" and "Got Milk?" though.

I like it better as the simple story of a malevolent, hungry, sentient super black-hole.

(btw, the reader should sub-vocalize an autonomic, emotionless, nearly sub-sonic basso-profundo voice in their heads...)
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