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by A.F. Stewart
Her heart fluttered, adagio beats,
against the center of oblivion,
suspended in the flow of time.
The universe blinked along her skin
and stole her breath,
exchanging it for stardust and atoms
Words echoed across eons
thumping in her brain
like a knife drawing blood
Vibrational shifts shudder,
coursing through her bones
Lights, sirens, worlds colliding,
a galactic axis tilting
into the rivers of millennia
She spins, she pirouettes,
she races the cadence of history
through a vortex of infinite,
to awake where she began
When the whir of machines
unwound her existence
She stares in silent screams
past the chamber glass
watching reality peel into decay
As the lever is pulled
to start the cycle anew.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Hell’s Empire: Tales of the Incursion
A unique anthology of two thrones at war as the forces of Hell assault an unsuspecting Victorian Britain.The cry went out to theologians and engineers, to artificers and antiquarians, to every name which could be named. By telegraph where lines were still intact, and by volunteer riders where they were not; smuggled along the coast in fishing smacks, semaphored from hill-tops. It came without royal sanction, issued jointly by the Lords of the Admiralty and Marquess Lansdowne, the new Secretary of State for War:”In God’s name, help us. We are losing.”
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Good one, A.F.!