A Universe – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Santoshwriter

A Universe

Melissa pointed her tiny, 5-year old finger at the leaf. “Daddy. What’s that?”

“That’s a dewdrop, sweetie,” said Joshua.

“What’s a dewdrop?”

“Well,” said Joshua. “Most think it’s a drop of water, but actually, it’s a tiny Universe. It looks just like ours. The people living there don’t know it’s tiny. They think everything inside is the right size.”

“Are they nice?”

“Oh yes, just like you.”

Inside the dewdrop, there really was a tiny Universe. Inside, a little girl named Melinda asked her father what a dewdrop was.

“It holds a tiny Universe,” said Jacob.

“…a small Universe,” said John.

“…a Universe…”

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here for more stories based upon the photo above: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/22-may-2015/


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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35 Responses to A Universe – Friday Fictioneers

  1. ansumani says:

    If all the little made up science we told our children were actually true….this world would be a very wierd place…maybe a better place too πŸ™‚ Nice one.

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  2. I LOVE it! So innocent. I have had the same kind of thoughts – we are a tiny universe among billions of tiny universes…Great story!

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  3. Inside a snow globe was a little girl holding a snow globe asking…
    what are those carved boxes within boxes called?

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  4. It’s a tiny story with a big meaning. I like it very much indeed.

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  5. micklively says:

    You and I seem to have a meeting of minds on this photo. I like that.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful and it may just be true! I’d like to think so.

    Visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  7. Dear Eric,

    Thought provoking and a little mind boggling. Imaginative and well written.



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    • EagleAye says:

      I put aside the humor this week to see if I could get imaginations churning. It’s fun to change up once in a while. Thank you kindly, Rochelle! πŸ™‚


  8. storydivamg says:

    A series of Hortons and Whos this week, eh? A universal theme indeed.


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  9. Sheila says:

    Wonderful imagination and who knows? I’ve never been one to believe we were the only ones. Well done.

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  10. Liz Young says:

    Lovely fairy story. I tell me grandchildren made-up stuff too, but who knows … ?

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  11. gahlearner says:

    Fractals, they are everywhere, and so I guess you are onto something. πŸ™‚ I also like multiverse theories. And then there’s the whole quantum mechanics thingy (which I only can read about in wonder, but don’t claim to understand) where one particle goes both ways at the same time…
    Uh, what was it I wanted to say? Yes: great writing, this is as thought-provoking as it is charming. πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, quantum mechanics is seriously cool, but mind-blowing also. I wouldn’t claim to fully understand it either. Still, wrapped up in the theory is great potential for SciFi stories. Antoher interesting part of it is that the mere acto of observing changes things. So Shroedinger’s Cat is actually dead, until you “observe” it. Crazy, eh? I’m glad you enjoyed this. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  12. afairymind says:

    What a wonderful idea! I always love theorising about different universes. Beautiful story. πŸ™‚

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  13. phylor says:

    Thanks for bringing me back to Horton Hears a Who. I do wonder about parallel universes, and worlds that are like ours but at different points in our time line. Watched too much of the original Star Trek re-runs! Great story within a story within . . .

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I think I watched the old Trek too many times as well, and Horton Hears a Who a bunch of times too. It’s a fun concept to explore. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚


  14. Margaret says:

    Fascinating ideas. I love all the fathers saying the same thing. Clever.

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  15. Shey says:

    Reminds me of Whoville. But what happens when the dewdrop evaporates?

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