Microfiction: In the beginning…

Just saw the Carrot Ranch prompt. Write a creation myth! No more, no less, in exactly 99 words. How could I resist?


Once upon a time there was nothing, and the nothing began to pulsate, and in time to the pulsating, time began to tick. In time, boredom set in and the nothingness changed rhythm and it began to swing. As it swung back and forth, sparks of interest flickered in the nothingness and they swung too. More and more sparks joined in the dance, swinging and swirling clouds and veils of coloured gas, until the ticking became a riot of noise and gaiety mounting to a monumental crescendo and BOOM, out of anarchy, settled the ordered brilliance of the universe.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

26 thoughts on “Microfiction: In the beginning…”

      1. Hold on! Saint Jude isn’t Judas! He was one of my great grandmother’s favourites. If you lost something, instead of looking for it, you had to ask Saint Jude to find it for you. It never worked, but it was a lot easier than looking ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. I don’t know who saint Jude was. He might be completely apocryphal, but I don’t think he was a bad guy, not like the other one, who was really a stooge when you think about it.

      1. And so good at making decisions on women’s rights and health care. There is some meme going around with a bunch of dogs sitting around a table, saying, ‘now to discuss feline care,’ or words to that effect.

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