Last Light

Posted: February 6, 2019 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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The fire was the only light left in the cold, black night.  The last star had flickered out, the sky an endless mass of shadow.

An old man sat in the firelight and thought of worlds that had been, lives lost, the stories there was nobody left to remember. The night closed in around him. There would be no dawn.

“Is it over?” the Voice asked.

“Almost,” the old man replied.

“A shame. But nothing lasts forever.”

“A good universe. Still. There’s always the next one.”

The fire went out and there was only night.

Word count: 95

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge and Anshu Bhojnagarwala for providing the prompt photo!

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Cosmic in its scope

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  2. ceayr says:

    Wonderfully atmospheric, love it

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  3. gahlearner says:

    I want to see the next one… great story.

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  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    Old man needed the fire, this cold night. Too bad it went out on him.

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  5. This world darkens and on to the next one. Very mysterious and intriguing. I want to know what happens next. Well-done!

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  6. lisarey1990 says:

    Love the atmosphere.

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  7. Margaret says:

    A very enigmatic conversation. The Voice and the old man – intriguing. Great mood.

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  8. Lynn Love says:

    I like that idea, universe after universe, endlessly for eternity. Lovely work

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  9. A new universe in the making, well done!

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