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Flash Fiction : Light Years (50/100)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

... correct ...


50! Half way there! How time flies. Can't believe our traveller is already 5000 years into his lonely journey.

If you're interested, here's a complete catch-up on the story so far :


One thousand light-years from home. Six centuries of time. The cold of vacuum. No hope. Earth? No word. The starship malfunctioning. I’m alone with the universe. New suns blink by, there, gone. I leave behind countless unknown novae, nebulae, neutron stars.

One week’s consciousness every year. Check the ship, correct ...



Light Years
is a work of flash fiction. In fact it is the slowest piece of flash-fiction ever written. In real-time its one hundred words would take exactly 10,000 years to recount. Because of the limitations of a normal human life-span, it has been specially accelerated to the speed of one word per week. It will therefore take just under two years to tell from start to finish.

For a full history of the transmissions, click here.

4 comments:

  1. Milo,

    Let's hope it ends well ...

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  2. aaaaaarh!! only half way! :-)

    take care
    x

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  3. Old Kitty,

    Yes, sorry. I'm afraid you'll have to wait until August 7th 2011!

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