On Butterfly Wings: Void

Avatar Author: J. Rein B. Was an extremely eccentric 16 year old from the good ol' Philippines. I'm now 18, and I still like science fiction, ambigrams, and other stuff. Read Bio

“One more, please,” she requested, holding her glass forward for me to take.
I hesitated; she’s been here for hours, and this would have been her 27th drink.

Not a good sign.

However, I relented. If she had problems, they’re hers, not mine.
Plus, the extra cash I’d get each drink she orders was a nice incentive.

“That’s my fault,” she said when I handed her drink, motioning towards the television in the bar, tuned to late night news. The current report was about a strange swirling black sphere that appeared in Main St.

“Experts are at a loss to explain what this black sphere is, though some speculate that it may be a singularity, or a small black hole. However, it is not yet clear how this strange object appeared, nor what would happen if someone goes near it. Citizens are advised to stay clear of the area while the object is being studied.”

So that’s what caused the traffic jam this morning.

“That’s my fault,” she repeated.
Her glass was empty again.

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  1. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Ok, so sorry about this. XD

    This is the first part of what was originally a (quite long) short story for my Filipino Subject in school (translated, obviously)

    Do you know how hard it is to write SciFi in Filipino, without code switching?
    Tis impossible! XD

  2. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Oh, and the title shouldn’t make sense yet.

    if it does, I suggest you see a doctor immediately.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    ah so that’s what she was talking about, now that i read the first one.. lol, this one isn’t as strong as the second, but it is a good beginning. actually I liek readign them out of order better. this one becomes a flashback, which is brilliant..
    wow philipino, impressive!

  4. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Thanks, for the comments, Elsha!

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

    this is good doesnt quite meet the stand alone test but its good

  6. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Yeah, I kinda saw that when I typed this in.

    It really was only an introduction to the next ficly.

  7. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Elsha, my groupmates (we did it in a group) continually corrected my grammar in the story.

    Weirdly (or sadly) enough, I have a better grasp of English grammar than Filipino, my country’s tongue.
    My native dialect, Bicol, I know nothing about.

  8. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Oops, haha, weird, my previous comment.

    @Elsha, my other groupmates (which include SweetSummerBlizzard, btw), …

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