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Lee Crystal's Short Story Collection 1

Which Came First

The Stick

Beyond The Flat Line

Snow Ball T173


By Lee Crystal

Published By Lee Crystal at Smashwords

Copyright 2010-2011 Lee Crystal

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Which Came First

SPACE a vacuum, an almost empty nothingness. Only scant amounts of matter litter the immense void. It collects together into large swirls of gas and hangs in the inky darkness like great unsigned works of art. Some of these particles are destined to become stars. Those suns live for a time and then die. After their demise the raw elements are returned back to the universe, to begin the cycle of creation and destruction all over again.

The large dull silver cone shaped star cruiser, Carl Sagan, moved silently through space. Halfway along its hull were a ring of bright glowing braking engines. They kept the ship in orbit a safe distance from the black hole, Cygnus X-1.

Hot gases from a nearby sun were steadily streaming into the violent vortex. This massive gravity whirlpool was once this suns companion star in a binary system a long time ago. For millions of years it has been sapping the life out of its former partner. In some time, yet to come, it will have completely consumed it. Sending the matter to some other place in this or another universe, maybe even to another time.

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