Friday, September 2, 2011

100 Words on Revenge - Laws of Motion.

Chuck Wendig ( ) issued a flash fiction challenge; those entering have to write a complete revenge story in 100 words or less. Here is my submission.


The Laws of Motion.

LAW I: An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.

So humanity crept out into the stars. Ambition drove us to new suns. We were not alone. Those Others didn’t tolerate us.

LAW II: The change in momentum is proportional to the force applied.

Earth died. The surviving colonies hid in the void. They rebuilt, redeveloped, and discovered the others' speed.

LAW III: To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.

Then the Others' worlds died, cracked apart by missiles traveling faster than light.

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