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Flash Fiction : Light Years (50/100)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

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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.


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