Obscurity – Drabble

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was a formaldehyde-filled sack, with a brain floating in it, that was about to be punctured.
He was more than merely a brain though. He was experience alchemised into a double helix – a secret hidden in plain view that could be passed down through generations and across cultures without losing potential. He was evolution.
Evolution about to spill and splash across a cold concrete floor; to seep between the cracks into eternal obscurity. Greatness was not to be his.
The fierce roar of artillery brought with it the history of human understanding. The moment itself was regret.

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11 thoughts on “Obscurity – Drabble

  1. Team Oyeniyi

    Now see THIS is spine chilling to me! I picture an evil castle dungeon with an ancient moat running underneath, under those cracks. Sadly, I’m yet to be convinced there is a history of human understanding – but we can hope.

    Perhaps an alternative is to see this in the future, after we have gained some of that understanding.

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    1. screen_scribbla Post author

      I believe that moment of understanding is just how little we do understand. Therefore the regret.
      Great insights from your side and thank you for taking time to read and comment here.

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  2. Kay Camden

    You have such variety in what you write. No two of your pieces sound the same. It’s impossible. I don’t know how you pull it off.

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  3. Evelyn

    “He was experience alchemised into a double helix”
    alchemised!!!!
    and this
    “The fierce roar of artillery brought with it the history of human understanding. The moment itself was regret. ”
    this sounds almost biblical, or maybe like a parable…
    great write.

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  4. sparrowsong

    The description in this one is so tangible and unexpected. The formaldehyde shocked me, but by the end of it I was totally channeling Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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