#SciFiPrompt: FTL

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The tear had grown to the size of Jupiter. Initially, it had been a warptunnel entrance, the faster-than-light channels through which we’d been able to discover the rest of our little corner of the galaxy. It had all changed when, unexpectedly, a ship carrying a million tonnes of a new radioactive element discovered on the edge of our explorations had exploded entering the warptunnel; the entrance collapsed, taking the entire warptunnel network with it; we’d been stranded wherever we were, doomed to ion pulse speeds, centuries from homes like spiders delivered across continents in fruit boxes.
All the other entrances had closed, their opening technologies rendered redundant satellites orbiting now excommunicated planets. This one, the point of the explosion, had – instead – folded in upon itself, then expanded dramatically outwards.
Beyond the tear was… chaos. Purple energy pulsated between the legs of cosmic creatures prevented from entering our space purely because of their size; we stationed all legions in this sector by what we’d come to call the Mouth of Hell, to prevent anything coming through.
It was only a matter of time, though, before it reached a size that those leviathans could step through and consume us.

#SciFiPrompt: FTL by Dav Kelly is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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