Anke (ankewehner) wrote,

Flash Fiction: A small goddess

She lay cradled in a little nest that had grown for her, at the heart of a little world she had made using scavenged memories and wishes. The slight swaying of the tree caused by the wind she had summoned was soothing, as was the lack of voices. She liked being around people, but sometimes solitariness was good. From being pulled any which way until you were stretched so thin you barely knew yourself anymore, you could gather yourself into a compact drop, so each part of you kept all the others in its sights.
The downside was that too much navel gazing rotted your mind, and too much time alone led to boredom.
At some point, hurt and afraid after being betrayed in on of the bigger worlds she thought of as “outside”, the thought had crossed her mind that being a Creator meant that she could make people for company, too. She found the thought of being able to create a person to her tastes of company, and changing them on a whim sickening.
Her world felt less real than the outside worlds, and it would remain so. A temporary retreat, and a place to stash the few mementos she wanted to hang on to.
There could be no surprises in your own creation.

Originally posted at You can comment here or there.

Tags: fantasy, fiction, flash fiction, nico

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