Only Nothing Is Forever

Thankfully it’s time for us to die. I glanced at my fellow sufferers, then returned my gaze to the expanding red giant. My thoughts drifted back to that life-changing doctor’s appointment.

“We’ve run the tests and I’m sorry to inform you that you’ve contracted Vita Aeturnus. You will not age nor suffer illness. Barring decapitation or immolation, I’m afraid you will live forever.”

I remembered the horror of realisation. “You mean… I’ve been immortalised!”

And now, after a billion years of outliving family and friends, that which had once sustained life was about to reduce it to nothing. Thankfully.

My entry in the May / June 2021 100 Word Anonymous Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Immortals
Genre: Speculative Fiction