The abyss looks back

Avatar Author: B. Booth I'm an amateur writer - I only write for fun and personal entertainment. I've never been published and don't really have any aspirations to get that far. I just like making stuff up. :) I've also found I tend to have a ... Read Bio

Deep in the darkness
Of the abyss’ yawning maw,
No answer will come,
Yet at its pitch-black center
Is the number forty-two.

(Tongue-in-cheek response to Ben’s ‘On Self Doubt’.)

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    Yeah i thought about it alot…It’s definately forty two.
    awesome and funny, i love funny things.

  2. Avatar T. Galindo

    42.

    As the meaning of life.

    Really?!

    Have you taken a good look at 117?

  3. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    AHAHA!!
    Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy?

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nice literary allusion there and always good to see people throwing on a random sequel or prequel. Awesome!

  5. Avatar The Note Writer

    42 is my favorite number, you know.

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    hitchhiker’s FTW
    very nicely done, sticking with ben’s form, and setting.

  7. Avatar Ben Paddon

    Love it!

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Sitting in the dark. Occasionally they ask, “Have we shown our worth?” But no answer ever comes. And no answer ever will.

On Self-Doubt by Ben Paddon

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