She looked into the night sky and pondered her place.
Perhaps she was just a gathering of dust on a rocky mote flying through emptiness.
It made her feel small and insignificant,
Refuse of exploded suns long since forgotten in the cosmic background.
If that was it, well, that was still pretty cool.
The fact that her ancestors were ancient suns lightened her soul, and her smile lit up the night.
Supernova hatred exploded from Jim.
The waves of revulsion swept over Andy, knocking him back a step.
Andy worried about what was left of the man who used to be his best friend.
Realizing that now a black hole was where Jim’s heart used to be.
The frequent flyer miles might be great, but he hadn’t signed up
Really he hated flying, especially the landings
It always gave him anxiety that moment just before touching down
Pain exploded in his head as he hit the floor.
New sounds erupted from behind Marc
It spurred him to run even faster
Gun shots rang out, shattering the asphalt on either side of him
He made a hard right turn to get some cover from a parked Hummer
The tires on the vehicle soon flattened
Marc fumbled for his gun before peaking up above the hood
A silence descended on the scene, and Marc couldn’t see his assailants
Rapidly his heart hammered as he waited for a target
Everything exploded when his alarm went off and he woke up