The Edge of Space-Time

The Edge of Space-Time

Jaycee rode the crest of the space-time ripple racing outward across the farthest edges of the universe. Xe could recall every moment of the almost 14 billion year journey starting from the blinding light at the instant xe broke free from xyr father’s grip. Racing ever outward on the expanding wave until all the stars left in xyrs wake had all but faded from view.

Many of the civilizations that flourished and fell across time could theoretically prove through science or religion that something existed in the void of space but could never produce physical evidence of the missing mass.

As the creator, the dark matter that was Jaycee’s existence could be turned inwards with a single flick of the board, sending xem surfing home to the center of a collapsing universe. Someday xe would return but for now, the thrill of the endless ride kept zem pushing outward.

Xe/Xem/Xyr – One of several sets of gender-neutral pronouns beginning to gain wider acceptance. Others examples include They/Them/Theirs, Ze/Zem/Zir or E (or sometimes Ey)/Em/Eir. Follow this gender-neutral link from Indeed.com to learn more about gender-neutral pronouns.


Contains word prompt from
GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Stories #207.
Date: 2022-04-10 | Word: Board

Photo Credit: Aldebaran S via Unsplash.
Copyright 2022 Greg Glazebrook, All Rights Reserved.

8 thoughts on “The Edge of Space-Time

  1. clark

    almost skipped this Six (trying to get to all before work)… but I’m glad I stopped in, as I was not aware of the gender neutral pronouns now gaining currency

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    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      It was eye-opening to me as well. I know we use they, them, theirs in the singular form in speech but in this context it seems forced to me so I did a quick search. I wanted an unknown entity that could be God to be gender-neutral and was glad to find these terms.

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  2. Chris Hall

    The new gender neutral pronouns escaped my notice too. On first reading I thought they were the names of your characters, although on a second read their usage is obvious. A mind-expanding tale!

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    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      Glad you enjoyed. It was the first time I had heard of the gender-neutral pronouns as well. I didn’t want to identify a gender for the possible God entity and they, them, theirs seems forced in this context so I did a Google search.

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