“The Prologue to Compassion”, by Joshua Bertetta

I entered a short story writing contest through Better Endings and won! The short piece (from Rahim’s story) is featured on the front page. Check it out. Thanks to Better Endings!

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Story of the Week on Habitual Better Endings:

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It commenced with an inconsiderable light, an untinged light

It was perhaps part of what was, and what was was only black.

The light was with the black you see, and the light was the black.

And through this light that was the black and with the black, things came to be.

A light breeze scattered flecks of this light. A brief pause let the flecks settle and the wind returned to the inconsiderable light, only to pause again and again go forth to scatter flecks of light. And bit by bit this helpful little laawan broadcasted the light across the black. Bit by bit, the specks sprouted and in spouting, grew a little more with each breeze and each breeze, bit by little bit, continued depositing the little specks of light. Back and forth, back and forth, the busy…

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