Monday, June 28, 2010

Ten Winks to Forever—Bud Sparhawk

I wrote this story to convey a sense of the immense distances between the stars and the time it would take, given our relativistic universe, to travel among them.  This immensity was brought  ten_winks_FNL10[small] home to me when I wondered what starlight now reaching us had started out when various geologic layers were formed.  I threw in a few ideas about human development and differentiation due to science and environment to indicate the passage of time and then tried to personalize the ideas by focusing on a few individuals affected by winking. 

--Bud Sparhawk

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