Welcome to the Xeroversary! From Sun 3rd July to Sat 9th July we celebrated 1 year of the Xeroverse with guest flash fiction posted every day. Join the festivities, enjoy the fiction, say hi. =)
The Xeroversary is over, all that remains is the afterparty... (with full guest list)
Today's guest post is from my other flash fiction blog... Xeroverse: 101
A universal mystery.
Who pulled the trigger on the Universe Gun?
With everything set spinning in friction-free space, time would last forever. That was how it was supposed to work. Now Entropy growls about the edges, snapping, snarling.
A silken shaft, loosed from a bow of dark matter, whispers backwards to the dawn of time. It struck the foetal Existence, dripping sickness and friction like the darkest of poisons.
A Doom Cannon with the death pangs of the universe as gunpowder, firing the very idea to create itself back through time. An insidious idea that spider-crawls through history: The End.
Xero says: Is it a bit cheeky to have a guest post from my own alter-ego? Hey, it’s my party! ;)
Xeroverse: 101 is strictly 1 word of title, 100 words of story.
Many of them start out life as entries into Lily Childs’ Friday Prediction, and this was the only piece of mine that had ever won, until last week (yay!). Lily’s Prediction is a great way for a flash fiction writer to challenge themselves; the competition is stiff, there are lots of talented writers there, but the atmosphere is really friendly and it’s a lot of fun taking part. I’ve definitely grown as a writer from the experience.