Five-Hundred Word Challenge 404: The Start?

The start?

Where is the start?

Is it at the beginning? If the beginning has already begun, does that mean the start is not the start but somewhere else in the middle, or at least approaching the middle, depending on which direction you  have choeasn to head?

there are so many questions and yet there is plenty of time to ask them all.

Where does the start lie? Does it lie? If it is lying about  being the start, then how are we meant to know what the truth is and discern the honest path that we must taken in order to discern the correct actions that need to be taken in order to reach something that resembles whatever it is that we are trying to discern?

How do we reach the start when the start is not, in fact the start and instead something else entirely?

What do we do when we are trying to reach the finish? What do we do?


Must we create our own start? However, if we have already begun, then how do we make a start without rewinding the clock to some other time in order to allow the start to start?

What am I even going on about?

There are so many questions and I am not even going to attempt to answer them all, for there is as much time as I want and the time I want lies somewhere between the start and the word “yes”.

However, with all of that being said, there must be a start. Does the start have a start? What is the start? Why are the questions so questioning?

Is this a total waste of your time?


Maybe. Who knows?

Not me. Or perhaps I do.

I do know that one one path lies an answer and on another path lies another answer. Perhaps not to my questions, but there are answers indeed and they will be ascertained at some point in the indeterminate future. However, they may not be the answers that are desired and instead may be the answers required in order to answer the questions that are not worth answering.

Perhaps this train of thought is a dangerous line to follow, but the train cannot be gotten off of, for it is moving far too fast to allow for a safe escape and there are no stations for a while.

For at least a good while, unless the train finds a station and then decides to stop there, of which then a break would be created and it would start up again.

Start up again… but of course!

The start must follow the stop. If it does not, then it is not an entity with meaning.

That is, of course, unless there are other ways to start a start, which I imagine they are. However, they must remain unknown in order to pursue the ultimate truth, or something.

Well, I guess the train continues it’s journey to somewhere.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 05:59:87

I guess this works as a thought experiment, maybe.

Written at UNSW.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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