Nanofitction: Volume II

Palindrome II

Palindrome II Story Art

End the pain and heartache. Bring others pleasure. Give people some happiness. Unrealistic chasing of desires create hate and rejection. Unbearable living makes love impossible.

Impossible love makes living unbearable. Rejection and hate create desires of chasing unrealistic happiness. Some people give pleasure, others bring heartache and pain. The end.

The End

Palindrome II
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
Feb. 2, 2020


Oversight, Overshot, and Overdue

Oversight, Overshot, and Overdue Story Art

Halfway through his two-day mission the ship approached lightspeed. His knuckles whitened, and in a snap he was the first person to exceed the cosmic speed limit. Master of time and space.

Many came to celebrate his historic return. His wife and son weren’t among them, but his four-times-great-grandchildren were.

The End

Oversight, Overshot, and Overdue
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
Mar. 9, 2020


NowHere Man

NowHere Man Story Art

It has been theorized that the universe materialized out of nothingness, the past and future exist simultaneously in the present, and mere observation affects and alters reality.

It could be said that what we see as 'now here' was made possible by a space created in the middle of 'nowhere'.

The End

NowHere Man
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
Jun. 17, 2020


Tenet

Tenet Story Art

The convert secured the offering. "Shouldn’t we be doing this during a lunar eclipse instead?"

The priest pulled a dagger from his robe. "We worship shadows caused by the moon, not the moon itself."

"I’m not sure that’ll stop people from calling you 'lunatics,'" muttered the woman on the altar.

The End

Tenet
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
Jul. 3, 2020


Iris and the Indigo

Iris and the Indigo Story Art

How amazing to discover colors existing in the grey of end times. It’s been ages since I’ve seen a flower, let alone a garden. I pick one, then another, unwittingly collecting a bouquet.

I pause.

Lovely as they are, they mock me. I can’t smell them from behind a mask.

The End

Iris and the Indigo
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
Oct. 7, 2021


Unseasonably Sentimental

Unseasonably Sentimental Art

I remember the smells of summer; freshly mowed lawns, sunscreen. And the sound of birds that returned in the spring. Winter snowscapes were visually stunning, but fall was my favorite. It was a feeling, like a cool breeze on a humid afternoon.

All replaced by a fifth season: nuclear winter.

The End

Unseasonably Sentimental
Originally published by:
FiftyWordStories.com
May 4, 2022


Author's Notes:

Each of the flash and microfiction pieces I've written are stand-alone companion pieces to my yet unfinished novel, and take place in the same multiverse.

Fun Facts:

Pantheon of Nativity: Temple in Unholy Shadows was the first of Pontius' stories published by 121 Words.

Palindrome II was published on 02/11/20, a palindrome in of itself, and tied for 50-WS' Story of the Week in February 2020.

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