Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rising Darkness

Write. Use this prompt to inspire. Write for 5 minutes:

Instead of landing the space shuttle on earth, its captain steers the shuttle into…

... a black hole. It first appears as a dark circle amid beautiful light. Growing larger as we approach, the black hole is swirling and stretching the light, pulling it into the darkness like dusty earth drawn into a tornado. We too are pulled in. Blackness surrounds us. We look back to see a port hole view of space framed by endless black. The remaining light becomes an image faintly reminding us of Earth. We are silent. We will not return.

Like Caesar will we trace on a wall the window from our childhood bedroom? Closing our
eyes, seeking comfort in
the world we remember – a world outside our cage?

Surrounded by darkness, will we discover a new beginning?

Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Genesis 1:2


Photo Credit: Window

Images: Black Hole



rusvw said...

The "we will not return" line is extremely chilling, Renee... I see this ending a chapter, and then the next chapter is a flashback that leaves the reader contemplating those four words for a very, very long time.

Rus, cool blue souls

Rich Proctor said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Rw said...

when i began writing on this topic it was not my intent to write darkly. i recently watched "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in our local theater and the scene where Caesar draws the outline of his childhood bedroom window on the wall of his dark and dirty cage brought tears of grief to my eyes and moved my heart. SPOILER ALERT! there were more tears at the end when i realized that it was human greed that exterminated humans, not the apes. we are often our own worst enemy. Rw