Monday, August 20, 2012

Dark

"Dark." From a drawing by Patricia Post. Copyright 2012. "Dark matter," physicists called it. But in their minds it had always been part of a theory; an abstraction for telescopes and mass calculations to verify. Never had they witnessed the stuff in its true element; never had they watched as it welled up from the spaces between subatomic particles, oozing into this universe like toxic puss to devour anything that happened to be in its path.

Nor had any human in the history of humans ever seen the stuff as it continued to spread out from the welling, magnet-like, to infect ever larger things until, suddenly satisfied, it vanished back into nothing as if it had never existed.

For not only had the darkness remained mercurial and hidden for very ancient reasons; even after it devoured an object with mass, that object would continue to appear and act exactly as it had prior to the devouring – in all ways detectable by humanity's best scientific instruments, that is.

But the heart knew better.

When a welling emerged in the space-time immediately adjacent to Seth's left temple and swept right through him before disappearing on the other side, he changed. It was not a visible transformation, but a transformation it was.

And soon people began to notice.

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    1. Thank you sir! I'll get right on it!

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    2. 'Good to know someone out there is reading these :-) I've posted a new one, by the way. Enjoy!

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