Seven Sentence Story: The Breath of Life (Micro-Fiction)

Seven Sentence Story

The Breath of Life

The star pulsed but faintly, as though taking its last breath.

Then it seemed to vanish, blinking out of existence.

Deep within her dream, Keira sighed, the sound spreading far across the universe.

Such power, such vivid natural beauty extinguished, burned out, destroyed!

But something continued to breathe, to show life; something compelled her dreaming form to pivot.

Her heart filled, for ahead of her she saw the drawing together of matter, the startling flare as the nebula brightened with light.

The universe breathed โ€ฆ a new star would be born.


Please note that although I am a great fan of astronomy (I completed a degree-level course through the Open University), the above piece is fiction, and representative of a dream-state โ€ฆ it is not intended to be scientifically accurate. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It is also intended to link in (albeit in a minor way) with an experience Keira has toward the end of The Cordello Quest.

Hope you enjoyed reading it!

~ Joanna



6 responses to “Seven Sentence Story: The Breath of Life (Micro-Fiction)

  1. Oooh I don’t actually care about scientific accuracy when it’s this evocative… gorgeous!


  2. I think we can always wish it was this beautiful and magical.. love it.

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