Staring out into the blackness, they couldn’t help notice how black it looked. Nothingness is black.
All visible light is absorbed, tucked away or drifting without any surface to reflect off. Leaving the gaps just black.
A deep, consuming, thick and sticky black. There was nothing there. Nothing among the stars. Just gaps. Terrifying gaps that seemed to make the animal inside curl up and hiss through bared fangs that had both form and colour. They weren’t nothingness. Out there was.
There was science that could explain it all but in the obliviousness of their thoughts they couldnt help think of ideas that weren’t possible.
Could other creatures see nothingness? Humans can only see a small span of the light that fills the universe, and they can see an even smaller span with it. It’s a little torch in the big woods and its night.
Could something else look into the night sky and see something they couldn’t? Was there a creature like that on Earth? Would it be out there in the nothingness? Would it ever exist?
Nothingness was black to them. What if it was a different colour to the creature that could see it? Would they see two different skies, so far apart that the sky they saw now would be more similar to Van Gogh’s than the real thing?
Did nothingness have a different colour? And was it still as terrifying or was is warm and welcoming? Was the creature scared too?