A Story by Tony Williams

My attempt at flash fiction. Also my first story rated "everyone".


"Four hundred and seventy two."
"Four hundred and seventy two what?"

"Stars.  There are four hundred seventy two stars out tonight."
He looked at Jessica confused. "There are more than that.  You just can't see them."

"OK, Louis.  How many stars are there?"  She looked back indignantly.

"No one knows.  No one's ever seen them all.  There are whole galaxies out there."
"Isn't that convenient?  No one knows the answer and I can only see four hundred and seventy two."

They lay on their backs in silence, trying to recount the sky.  Louis pointed.

"That one's an airplane."
"Four hundred and seventy one."

© 2012 Tony Williams

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Tony Williams
word count: 103

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Hi Tony... I liked this one !! Just a note on average its 3,000 visible on any given night... 400 billion or so in our galaxy... 1,800 confirmed galaxy’s to date... but you probably already knew that !! Are you a fan of the multi-universe math ??

Posted 9 Years Ago

I thought it was cute. Flash fiction is hard, getting the elements of a story in just a few words. I liked this one.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Tony Williams
Tony Williams

San Diego, CA

Just some guy who likes to write and read what others have written. more..