Everywhere's a Beach

Avatar Author: Tesseract Writing with many facets. I've been dabbling in the Art of the Word for well over 15 years. If you leave a rating, kindly leave comments as well. What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong? You can help me grow. ... Read Bio

One sunny and clear day has collided into another. I can’t recall the last time it was a dark or stormy night.

Almost nothing but sand as far as the eye can see as I stand here in what used to be a forest. Well… that was about five billion years back, so they might have had some shade then. I can’t quite call where I am a beach, though there’s a small lake at my feet. I suppose even the shore of an oasis could be considered a beach.

“You’re mad! Leave while you still can!”

Despite the warnings and protests, I just couldn’t be anywhere else. Someone had to remain behind as witness.

I spread out the blanket on the… sure, we’ll call it a beach anyway… and turned on the sunscreen.

Any time now, the Red Giant known as Sol would either devour Earth or leave it a frozen shell, and I’d be damned if I’d miss it.

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  1. Avatar Escapist

    I really like this. It’s unassuming and conversational, and in just a few economical paragraphs I get a poignant understanding (at least partially) of the state of affairs in this world. Well done!!

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    You are playing with the words in my challenge description. :) The only ‘beach’ we have around here is a sandy shore of a lake. Heh.
    Enjoy your last moments on Earth, even if you burn up or freeze. It will be over quickly enough.
    You light-hearted madness is amusing, even though I can’t shake the feeling I am being made fun of for not having been to a proper beach, much like this desert oasis isn’t a proper beach, nor the lakes nearest to me. :)

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    your* light-hearted madness.

  4. Avatar Tesseract

    Of course I’m playing with the words. Did you notice the ‘dark and stormy night’ in there, too?

    It’s just how I roll. :D

  5. Avatar Miz Em

    This gave me goosebumps by the time I got to the end. Nice work!

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I did. It was a big clue. :)

  7. Avatar ...Still BARomero

    I like it! We see the mindset of those people who refuse to evacuate in a hurricane, but with a sci-fi twist.

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