A Very Short Sci-Fi Story
NYC Midnight 100-word Microfiction Challenge 2020:
- Genre: sci-fi
- Action: meditating
- Word: puncture
Meditation was a good escape from time. So much time filled these bubbles some thought we must either suffocate or pop. But I knew the trick was to ignore time; it couldn’t choke you if you couldn’t feel it. One time I woke to a hissing sound. The bubble below me was smaller and redder than mine and punctured by a bone-colored stick. Drones took it away once the transparent film had stretched over the body. He’d received a life sentence and served it; no time is wasted here. But I knew the trick; wasting their time was my justice.