The Seed


“Seedling” by USDA (2014)

Today I decided to give myself a 100 word challenge.  No topic, no prompt, just a hundred words.  Written on the 25th May 2016.

The Seed

The green column soared skyward, mountains falling away to either side. As it turned out, Earth was a cosmic seed and the column was the sapling which sprouted from it. 4.5 billion years is a long time to wait for life. The vacuum of space is a slow incubator.

What would it become? A tree? Perhaps. Maybe it would produce the fruit which would become new galaxies, ripe and fertile.

Perhaps it would become a lily, blossoming in the twilight of time. A final expression of beauty before everything turns cold and black.

Whatever the case, none would ever know.

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