Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Opposite of Freefall Is

by Robert Gryfft


The device was smooth and glowed softly. It had one obvious button.

"Reality bomb?" I asked.

He nodded.

I spat. "You're insane! These people could live happy lives, for a little while at least! Why take every other universe down with us?Why would we do this?"

He smiled beatifically. "All that matters is forever."

4 comments:

Aoede said...

Why is this posted twice?

Rob said...

I did not until this moment realize that I used that line in more than one story.


I am sorry. :(

(Unless I decide to incorporate it in different contexts into a bunch of different stories as some sort of experiment. In which case IT IS ALL ON PURPOSE.)

S. said...

I thought it was on purpose...

Rob said...

OF COURSE IT IS ALL ON PURPOSE AND A DIRECT RESULT OF MY GENIUS.

(And is in no way a result of me pulling my favorite prose from a text file full of random brainstorming.)