First read (September 30th 2012)Edit
Online, 1821 characters, putting it at .95 'standard' pages.
Read on a Sam Hughes reading spree on September 30th 2012, after discovering I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility.
This was apparently written for a challenge, the title was set and a 300 word limit was imposed.
A bleak and compelling glimpse at a grey goo graveyard planet from the perspective of a space-faring civilisation.