The Space Man

Reads: 75  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 1  | Comments: 0

More Details
Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


Short story of person who had their heart broken and pretended it was just nonsense and stupid. And keep chasing madly after inordinate desire. Till the past began to catch up on him. And he
realizes that he has ventured far to distant. He has changed. What is to come next is a surprise and mystery.

Submitted: June 01, 2018

A A A | A A A

Submitted: June 01, 2018

A A A

A A A


 

I was once a man wandering in space.

{How I got there is a story in itself that I will try to keep short. Basically, every person in this world is granted one wish. People use it on having their dreams come true. Some wish it on love, some on some desire, and some wish it out of the circumstance. I was of the later. My circumstance rose from being too afraid. I was too afraid of rejection and I kept getting my heart broken for that. And so, I used my wish on making this space ship that would run of dreams and desire, hoping it would take me on such a journey that everything will be forgotten. And that came true. Fast forward. I managed to leave everything behind... (F.F) ... I was living the dreams and desires. (F.F) ...Till one day I began to notice something weird...}


 

I thought I was free.

{So far and remote, deep in space. I thought I had escaped from everything. Shouldn't that have made me free? right?? Wrong! it just meant new rules!! I was now travelling in space time. But I sought to ignore it in my drunken rage. So, every time I would power the ship with a new desire it got heavier and stronger. Many years later do I understand. The heavier the ship got the more it bent the space-time. And it kept bending.... (F.F) till one day...)

Till it all caught up on me.

{I punctured a hole through the fabric of space time, and everything got sucked into me. No light escaped. Anywhere I drove the inevitable darkness would surround, as I watched everything tumble down. Straight through the funnel and into me. I had to slow down and stop. I was eating up everything around me. The hole getting bigger and stronger. Perhaps it was my punishment for being so hungry and thirsty. No longer was required any desire and dreams, as the ship was now powered by it surrounding. The irony... it was now that I began to fear desire and dreams. (F.F) ... I realized then what I had become......(F.F). I realized I was doomed. And my last wish became my harshest punishment, “stay forever away from that which I kept dear.... I found a spot light year away at the darkest quietest corners, away from the places I kept dear, far away from the place where the spaceship once took off….}

I had become the lost man for society to see.

{The dark spot in the sky. Hidden in plain sight. Where light couldn’t reach. I became the warning for society to see. Displayed in my monstrosity. Beware of him, don’t end up like. I heard people whisper and speak. I had to pretend I couldn’t hear and be patient for I feared of what I would become. I can only be nothing and that’s how it was meant it be}

Until she came.


 

{And so, I remained in the darkest spot of the sky, hoping for it to all end.…For that punishment to be fully served. And so, I waited, trying and trying to dismantle the engine inside (F.F) … little did I know all this while I was being observed by someone under the sky, someone who saw beyond my monstrosity. Someone who was fond by me…she saw my darkness as this great mystery, I never understood how anyone could ever be fond of something so ugly. I tried my hardest to hide the ugly side of me. But she saw through my bluff and got closer each time. I was afraid, I began to tremble and run. But she followed me in the night sky? Following the darkness that pulled that light. Only one Asking where I had to gone to next while the others rejoiced… Never had I thought I could change (F. F) …. Little did I know she became the reason for me to change…. (F.F). Till the day came}

And set me free


 

{Far and distant she ventured into space just to get close to me. I warned her time and time again, but she wouldn’t listen. She saw something that I could never see or understand. And the time came where we stood face to face. I was tried my level best, to keep the ship from sucking her in. I warned her to not get any closer but she did not listen. She kept coming closer and closer.

All this time I practiced control and restraint, fearing I might lose her to the darkness like everything else. But there she was now, the closest that anyone has ever come to me. I was suffocating, I couldn’t breathe. Every step she got closer, the space ship collapsed in itself getting smaller and smaller. Till I could only feel myself in tight small cage gasping for my last breath.

Seeing this she plunged into the darkness I warned her from. I lost my consciousness, but I could still feel. I felt her zoom across the empty darkn space and break open the cage. Just so I could be myself again and breathe freely.}


 

She was the reason for everything


 

{As the ship collapsed in itself, the darkness began to clear. The hole in space began to spew out light. It was so beautiful so true, tears began to roll down my eyes. She held my hand, looked inside my eye and said “this Is what I wanted you to see this entire time.” I held her tight as she walked me into the light. Till we reached the other side. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen my entire life. A canvas of space so dense and rich, painted in the most beautiful of way. All those planets, stars and galaxies that I once thought had disappeared had found themselves in this beautiful space, Hidden away from the world. Incomprehensible to anyone who had never seen.

Equally beholden to its beauty she smiled at me and said “Now do you see?”. In that moment I realized everything about me. I looked at her and said “Yes, now I see.” I was waiting for her my entire life. All this was never for me. It was her that gave any of this meaning to me.}


 

It all ended happily for me


 

{Ten years have passed since. we got noticed by the people living under the skies. The hole in the sky so bright. That took you to a place so wonderous and full of light. A place so dense and rich that it could bend space time. It came to be know as the white hole. Down came the prejudice of the black hole. The fear and hate towards the outcast. I am grateful for everything because of her.

Who knew the pain and sorrow of a lifetime, could all make sense in the simplest of ways.


 

I was once a man wandering in space.

I thought I was free.

Till it all caught up on me.

I had become the lost man for society to see.

Until she came

And set me free

She was the reason for everything

It all ended happily for me. }

 


© Copyright 2018 Zooshz. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

More Fantasy Short Stories