Hundred Word Wander – Star

In the beginning, there was nothing, and boy was that boring to travel through.

Sure, standing on top of a star as it whizzes through the universe sounds cool as hell, but in an empty universe? Oh, look, more nothing going past, didn’t see that coming. Let me guess, in a hundred miles we might run into nothing, then maybe we take a left into nothing? Fantastic.

So, after sticking around being bored for a while, I decided enough was enough. I ‘let there be light’ as the saying goes.

Regretted it ever since. Bloody planning permission was a nightmare.

Hundred Word Wander – Library

The Imperial Library is a lovely place, if not for all the people allowed in. Still, there is the odd exception…

I look up from my desk, scrutinising the guard reading in a rocking chair.

“Are you okay over there?”

A helmet covers their face, save for their cool blue eyes. “Fine, thanks.”

“You finished cleaning up, you know. You don’t need to stay any longer.”

“I’m aware.”

“So you’re here to read?”

They lower their novel, looking straight at me. “I’m here to admire things. Some of those are books.”

I look down, blushing furiously as the guard chuckles.