To Nowhere, ProloguePrologue of "To Nowhere"To Nowhere, Prologue15 hours ago in Short Stories
Insignificants. I always found it fascinating that there was a race so similar to mine, but so much smaller. I was pretty young when I found out that my mom was a Gatherer of such beings, so this piqued my interest even more. But she never let me near them.
I remember she said there was never a reason to get attached to one.
We kept Insignifcants as pets. I guess it made sense. Insignificants were small enough to fit in our hands, and they couldn't speak our language. They needed one of us to survive.
I always wanted one.
I liked the idea of protecting something so small when the world seemed so large already. I always thought I would make a good owner. I wouldn't expect a lot from an Insignificant. I just wanted a little friend, but of course mom was against it. I guess as a Gatherer she knew things about Insignificants that I didn't, but that didn't make me want one any less.
I couldn't understand how some of my