Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kimberly Gould Week 119: Tiny Worlds

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Kimberly Gould’s Picture Choice: Two

Title: Tiny Worlds

Taking the wand out, she waved it. The soap dripped and nothing else happened. Dipping it again, she held it to her lips and blew. Too hard, the breath tore through the delicate film, leaving only more soapy splatters. She was starting to get upset. This wasn’t supposed to be this hard. She’d done it before, true it was eons ago, but it should still work. Leaving the wand in the jar, she remembered the last time she’d done this, blowing a world out of nothing. A world full of small creatures scurrying and wondering who she was and what she would do to or for them. She didn’t nothing, of course, and was very sad to watch her green and blue bubble turn brown and red until it popped.

She needed another, needed the beauty and ugliness, the pristine and the marred. They’d kept her occupied for their entire existence. With a tiny sigh, feeling the sting of losing that first world, she pulled the wand out one last time, her life-giving breath caught by the sphere of water and soap. A new world, green and glittering. The first people were just appearing and she smiled, praying this one lasted longer.


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Kimberly Gould is the author of Cargon: Honour and Privilege, and it's sequel Duty and Sacrifice. She can be found most places as Kimmydonn, including Kimmydonn.com