The Great Void
A gentle breeze brushed through the trees from the north and the flames shivered in its embrace. One of the sticks, engulfed and utterly crisped by the heat of the fire, snapped and fell, sending burning embers soaring upwards. My gaze followed their graceful dance skyward and I watched as each burned out in the cool night air, now far from their mother fire.
My eyes landed on the stars far above, hundreds of them were visible through the tiny clearing...