Drabble: A Very Long Bereavement – by Melinda Selmys

by specklit

The star was born far enough away that there was no chance it would ever be seen by human eyes. A slowly coalescing ball of gas at the heart of a distant nebula. It was just a baby, in star terms, when the girl in Birmingham reached out to it with her mind and captured its celestial affections. A flash like a sunburst. Bonding. All the aching, burning love that ignites the great lights of the universe. But she was gone in a twinkle of star-time and the newborn star cooled, dimmed, grieving. Inconsolable, it wept for a billion years.

Author’s Note: I have a thing for impossible, timeless and unrequited love.

3 Responses to “Drabble: A Very Long Bereavement – by Melinda Selmys”

  1. Sylvia Heike says:

    This is a gorgeous, emotional drabble. Well done. :)

  2. Amber says:

    Beautiful! So much emotion captured in those 100 words.

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