100-word drabble inspired by "Star of Wonder" by Tori Amos. Written last year for the "toolboxexpressions" blog which is no longer active.

Some things happen in their own time...

Prompt: She opened her watch again, scowled and snapped it shut. She looked back up at the stars, waiting for them to align.

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Star of Wonder

Fire from distant, alien suns blazed through the dark, empty vacuum of space, taking countless light-years to reach her eyes.

All of creation was balanced for this one perfect, clockwork moment as the future of the cosmos teetered on the brink of salvation.

A new star of wonder burst into life to lead them onward.

The stubborn donkey brayed in irritation, balking at its owner's instructions, unhappy to be out in the chill desert night.

Fate tapped her foot in disbelief as the pre-ordained moment passed unmarked.

The paperwork alone would take millennia; celestial objects were so much more straightforward...

(;,;)