Tears Within The Glass is the result of a personal story-jam to write an original science-fiction novelette, to be exhibited for free, with zero dialogue, a fast pace, more questions than answers, mystery, minimal hand-holding and to be open to reader interpretation.
In the beginning there was silence and darkness. Time passed. Things changed. Light was unveiled. Silence was lost. An awakening…
Beams of soft blue light slowly illuminated a network of organic roots creeping across looming walls, with an aisle in between. The structure was made of weathered wood and rusty metal, while the root buds began to bloom and glow in different colours.
The walls stirred, groaning, waking, breathing. Thousands of doors eased opened, mechanically yet smoothly, to expose their contents. A variety of creatures, one specimen per container, gradually emerged into the aisle – birds, marsupials, simians, reptiles, insects and many more variations.
Each individual, at least those operating beyond pure instinct, found their senses vitalised by the array of environmental stimuli. What was silence and darkness was now a wealth of flora and fauna, rich in depth and breadth.
Something from nothing…
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First Published 2016
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