December 31st, 2009

pensive

The End

I follow this one LJ community that is a site that posts writing prompts. One of the posts said simply "The end." This is what I came up with:

And, thus, was the end of the universe. Cold, lonely, with all the matter spread out in absolute heat death. No two atoms were within less than a lightyear of each other. All that remained was one last vestige of humanity, a strange moon-sized object that was still managing somehow to create power for itself, even though its creators had died out almost a million years ago. Though it lived on, mysteriously, it was almost as silent as the rest of the universe.

But all of that was about to change. For it had been programmed to wait for a million years before completing its final task. And time was just about up.

5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

...and the universe began again.