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The Unobserved StarThe little star was sad. Quantum didn't believe in it, and that means a lot to a star. Without quantum you can't have fission, and without fission a star is nothing.
The thing was, the star was alone. It was a few billion light years to the nearest gallery. It was so lonely it would put up with a name like NGC 9738 just to have an astronomer dream of it.
A planet would be worth its weight in god.
Eventually the star got so heavy-hearted that it collapsed into blackness. Friendships with spaghetti don't last long, but nor do unobservèd stars.
The dogs don't howl.
In the dark kitchen we make cups of tea
And our hollow stares shift from our hands to the floor
The dogs don't howl
Though somehow we feel they should
We have nothing to say
Happiness would be unfeeling
Mourning is taboo
It was like this last week
My father is in the kitchen
Finishing his supper
My sister is in her bedroom
Crying about death
And I am standing in the unlit hallway
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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