Every Friday authors from around the world gather here to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well.
It’s just a question of scale. Folk spent hundreds of years seeking extra-terrestrial life in the reaches of what we used to call outer-space when, all along, it was right under our noses, and we were right under theirs.
They knew that the solar system had resemblance to the structure of the atom, but no one had taken the next logical step. The internal structure of sub-atomic particles is similar again. And what folk used to think of as everything, i.e. the universe, is just a tiny particle in a still greater everything. Everything we can see is insignificant somewhere. (100)