Stronger than steel, they say. Impossibly strong, spider-silk is. A cable thick as your wrist could drag a battleship. Thick enough and it could drag a planet. A trap to catch the stars and stop them in their courses. A net to hold the universe in place.
A single strand trails across the canyon. Is it a bridge to the other side, or is it holding the Earth together at the seams?
It may be that it is so. For now, a thousand microscopic spinnerets send out a thousand hair-fine threads, weaving a web to catch the wind...
Advent Ghosts 2014: The Stories
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