THE NAVIGATOR (Awash In Starlight)
Copyright Steve Merrick 2012
Awash in starlight a species died on the small planet they called the Earth. Some of them died together and others went to their happy hunting ground alone but with a pre-programmed inevitability I killed all of them. Their deaths were my canvas and this was my masterpiece, this time for the first time I was everywhere, even in their spaceships and the insignificant outer world colonies. So I killed every single representative of the species called humans. Except one and he nearly finished the job for me.
I have killed them before and it was what it was. The first was an old hunter gatherer called Badger, as a child he could kill a rabbit every time by throwing his favorite rock at it. He was a clean and proficient killer of small mammal’s but then so was I. I remember his mind though, mad perplexing thoughts and he did figure out how to use the stars to navigate by, but he didn’t expect me. My second victim was the woman called Moonlight. She worked out how to use fire but fire can’t stop me. All of their religious books refer to me in one way or another. In truth they only had themselves to blame as I had been serving them notice all the way through their brief history.