Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Not the first

Turns out that we weren't the first to figure out evolution. We weren't even the first on this planet. The dinosaurs came back, they were a lot smaller than we have fossil records for, but after hearing all about how they dug up their own ancestors to prove evolution to their own faithful, we now see how we're not going to be leaving much for whatever comes next. A lot of people thought that the aliens were from outer space, couldn't blame them. How were we to know that they were earthlings coming back. Once we did get communication working, it got depressing. Our scientists had been searching for life for hundreds of years on different planets and solar systems. The report coming from our ancestor race was that we had no neighbours. They had been searching all through our galaxy for millions of years without any trace of life. They did tell us off for damaging the planet again though. At least this time they had a solution.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

And end to things.

And so I stand here, hands on the edge of the bridge. The sun is going down. The cold water below. Chilled breeze runs over me, makes me shiver. I feel calm. It's like a release. Why didn't I do it sooner? She's been a part of my life so long, I just never thought I could do it. I never thought it would be so easy either. Hah! I hadn't really thought about it at all. But there it was, the moment, the chance, and after taking it, I now have something to look forward to. I guess I've never been happy. Never been fully satisfied. My love life was holding me back. I guess I thought I knew what I wanted, but now I know that wasn't true. I think it was all fake. And now, having known her for years, I have kissed my childhood friend. Why didn't I see it sooner? Have I always loved her? How long has she waited for me? How many girls did she watch me with? I'm sorry.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Rapture


Some called it the rapture, but the idea of divinity being behind it was absurd to us so it was used as a joke. There was a natural explanation for it, we found it, it wasn't too hard. The fact that it attacked the pious ones gave us a hint. You see, there's this gland at the base of your brain, and those that had a strong one, one that gave them their epiphanic moments, suffered the worst. The initial swelling was just in the head, then the whole body. The gases built up and sometimes they would pop. It was disgusting. I'm just glad that none of my family had it. My whole family, because it's genetic. I suppose we were all lucky in that way, most of us just lost friends, but not family. The orphans however, there's the question. None of the kids got it. They just didn't. Gland or no gland, religion or not. So we ask ourselves now, after ten years of peace, no wars, no intolerance, no weapons of mass destruction, after all the good that has happened: can we let them live?

Monday, 10 November 2008

Grout

Hanging all the way up here, I can get the impression of being in charge. I see why they built them so big, it's to make them feel small. I think they like to feel small, those parishoners, flock, sheep, whatevers. They all come here to feel a little bit smaller, and I guess in turn they feel better because that makes their problems smaller too.
Me, I'm fixing the cement between the arch stones.
If they cared about this place proper, and not profits, they'd have given me enough money to get the job done so it would last a thousand years, not just twenty to a hundred. Knowing that they're skimping makes me feel less bad about skimping too. The grout I'm using isn't really meant for this, but it's the same colour and should hold until I'm well gone. I wonder how many of the original builders were unbelievers? Were they also paid this badly? I wonder if they skimped too? Hmm, what exactly is holding me up?