I don’t know what’s with me, my short posts lately are a little bit saddening, but oh well. If their going to be short they’ll be short and better that way. =]
Thanks so much BeKindRewrite, your prompts are yet again pulling me away from the pit of writer’s block. Inspiration Mondays rocks.
The Curse of Immortality
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The Earth watched with measure interest at the proceedings on her surface. In the short time these humans had claimed her as their home, she’d often amused herself by watching their small and short lives. Occasionally she let herself get attached to one, but she couldn’t stand watching their pain. Their fleeting lives were so short, but so full of meaning. They shouldn’t have to deal with it, and she often felt angry with the evil they had unleashed on themselves. How could these small beings, whose lives faded so quickly, make such a difference to her, the Unchanging One they called earth?
Her pain had given way to amusement when the humans had attempted to ‘save her’ during a short cycle of her revolution around the sun that warmed her surface ever so slightly. She smiled to herself. That they cared was sweet. They didn’t affect her very much however, and it only saddened her to think how soon these small creatures would be gone, forever moved on from her surface. But watching them cycle from birth to death, falling in love with each and every one only to lose them, that was the curse of immortality.