A Sublime Creation

Omnia Vincit Amor

Marc Barham
Rainbow Salad

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The Sea Of Ice by Caspar David Friedrich (1823–1824) (Wikimedia)

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The Creature stood over the dead body of its Father. Having climbed aboard the ship that was frozen solid in the snow and ice its whole being had been ready to kill the Promethean transgressor who had constructed this unwanted monstrosity. But the rage was slowly dissipating in tears and the tears freezing as they left his eyes, and tiny glistening icicles forming upon his huge cheekbones like iced daggers aimed toward the missing humanity of its frozen heart.

The Creature held an enormous axe in one hand which was the weapon he was going to yield against his detested foe but now no longer required. He looked upon the body of his dead Father, raised the axe high, and then halted. He looked down at this pitiful creature dead from exhaustion in their now pointless pursuit and cried out,

Woe. Woe. Woe. I am too late. HE is gone. Father, you have left me alone and forsaken. No final words? I am mortified that I have lost one last chance to sit with you like a civilized man and discuss why you created and then rejected my existence. Must this burden be mine alone now? Talk to me, Father. I beg of you.”

And the Creature shook the dead man roughly and fell upon him crying tears that could not even leave their ducts now to form as the air temperature was dropping so fast. As he…

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Marc Barham
Rainbow Salad

Column @ timetravelnexus.com on iconic books, TV shows/films: Time Travel Peregrinations. Reviewed all episodes of ‘Dark’ @ site. https://linktr.ee/marcbarham64