After the gods had created the universe, and the multiverse, and Man, they wondered what to do.
“Consider Man,” said one. “Man invents obstacles, then overcomes them. This he calls ‘fun’.”
“What is an obstacle to the gods?” said another.
“This!” said one, and split into a billion stars, each a fragment of the whole.
“This!” said another, setting to study what was, before the gods.
“This!” said a third, and placed a sliver of himself into a Man.
One day they will end their fun and return to themselves, and their creations will vanish like a dream upon waking.
This story — and indeed most of my fiction here — previously
appeared on Crap Mariner’s 100 Word Weekly Challenge.