Friday, October 30, 2015

“Exhibit S: Surveillance Transcript of James Errichetti, aka 'Jimmy the Scholar,' Recorded at Tom’s Diner, 722 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey (April 17, 1983)”

Note: The following was written as part of ISLF friend Eric Douglas’ Halloween-themed 100-word-story challenge. Please visit Books By Eric for more spooky tales.

Hey, calm down. Let's remember the main thing: Everything boils down to matter, motion, and time. Atoms bouncing from one picosecond to the next. Very simple.

So your petty philosophies? Your ethical paradigms and moral imperatives? Your promises and pledges? They don't matter to matter.

Meaning? Purpose? Please. Matter just keeps moving until it stops. It has to stop. You know that. The universe itself has a heat death coming, everything just petering out.

Your death, though, doesn't have to be hot. I don't have to fire up this deep fryer. Just talk.

Still, your choice. Hardly matters to me.

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1 comment:

Granny Sue said...

Ooooh, that's just cold. Good job!