The Anti-Moth

The Anti-Moth is the only source of darkness in the universe: it has been attracting light to itself for billions of years, then eating it.

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The Anti-Moth is a very small, very plain little moth that galaxies, suns, searchlights, torches, and alien lightbulbs find irresistible.

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On worlds that the Anti-Moth has visited, it is simply called ‘Night’. Their populations live in eternal darkness & no longer need eyeballs.

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The blind sit on the thrones of the Dark Worlds. Their reign is known as the Lepidopteran Autarchy. They say the darkness is full of wings.

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The Anti-Moth itself is terrified of light and will do anything to evade it. Only as a final defence instinct does its proboscis drink suns.

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Our starships have observed at maximum magnification the Anti-Moth toiling through space in search of dark haven, with bright worlds in tow.

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If the Anti-Moth ever flutters into the chamber of the dead, it extracts their last words as though language were itself a species of light.

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