Tiny Stories: Entropy Be My Name

Popular belief has it that the universe is comprised of atoms. In reality, the universe is actually made up of…

I was never what anyone would have called creative by any stretch of the imagination but my parents, my loving mother and father, taught me how to appreciate creativity when I encountered it especially when we gazed up at the night sky.

They schooled me on using my imagination, on connecting the dots to form pictures and manipulating those images in my mind to construct the most beautiful art imaginable. I was alive with a raw energy that I could not brush onto canvas or mold in clay. Nor was I able to express in song, speech or written word the joy I felt standing with those whom I loved most dearly beneath a canopy of loveliness brought to life by divine hands.

But that was then.

Now I serenaded the twilight every night, luring stars close enough to be plucked from the sky, one by one, and I saved their beauty in my clutch bag for the day my mother and father, who grew bored with me and succumbed to wanderlust, decide to finally return home.

“Why do you continue doing this thing, Enny?” my neighbor, the Spinster Wainwright, once asked in a tone that was more condemnation than curiosity.

“Because my mother once told me that stars used to inspire wishes,” I replied. “And I will continue to do this thing until my wish has been granted.”

To this, the old woman had no response. She simply stood at my side, watching the night sky grow darker as one by one the stars were plucked from the heavens and placed into my purse, causing galaxies to shudder.

Eventually, our star, our sun would join the others and this lonely existence would be eaten by the dark motes that share my name.

12 responses to “Tiny Stories: Entropy Be My Name

    • Well, I certainly appreciate the compliment, Sheri, cheers for the read and comment, and in answer to your question, I, unfortunately, don’t know where the artwork came from. I have this bad habit of collecting artwork images that catch my eye as I fall into various internet rabbit holes in a desktop folder that I use as writing prompts for quickie stories later on. I need to do a better job at listing where they originated from.

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  1. This has such an ethereal feel to it. Made me feel like I’m standing under an open sky full of stars and magic❤️
    I felt right at home with this one. Beautiful piece, and it captured all the emotions perfectly.

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