I write in order to create something out of nothing

      from the space between each thought

    in which everything appears and disappears

    to experience the flow of infinite possibilities in a finite existence

    of each word landing safely

    and fitting together like the pieces of a puzzle

    as if they had been there all along.

Notes about the images:

Image 1 - The Flaring Wolf-Rayet star WR 124. Credits: NASA/ESA

Image 2 - The star forming region around the giant star V 838. Credits: NASA/ESA

Image 3 - The star forming pillars of gas in the Eagle Nebula. Credits: NASA/ESA

Image 4 - The spiral galaxy M 106. Credits: NASA/ESA

Image 5 - The space probe Huygens lands on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Credits: ESA

Image 6 - What Earth, Jupiter and Venus might look like from the surface of Mars. Credits: Unknown

Image 7 - Watching a solar eclipse on Earth. Credits: Colleen Pinski / Caters News

Berit Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose stories have appeared in Unstuck, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, Metazen, decomP, and other literary journals. Her short story collection, Beneath the Liquid Skin, was published by firthFORTH Books in November 2012. That year one of her stories was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and another for the British Science Fiction Award. Berit's novel, The Empty City, will be out in French as Une Ville Vide (Publie.net) in the summer of 2013. Find out more at http://beritellingsen.com.