Stories tagged “Armageddon”

  • A Cautionary Tale

    “They came at night, destroyed our crops, killed our women and children yet we have done nothing about it! These beasts have made the ground within our parks tremble for decades, but we have just stood by and watched. There was no way to see it c...

    • Author: Holdini
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Document Everything (Mature)

    He’d walked for days, heading south, trying to stay ahead of the weather. Becoming an expert at ducking zombies was easy, I guess those video games weren’t such a waste of time, he let a small laugh escape. Checking the building with his fa...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Four o' clock post meridiem

    Like so many other days, it starts off the same. The sun comes up, the wind blows, the clouds soar overhead. But extraordinary days are only ordinary for so long. This day is only ordinary until something unlike any other appears in the sky. What to ca...

    • Author: Orky
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Told You So

    I was smugly confident, for I had science on my side. Armageddon? 2012? Nonsense! It was just another page in the Mayan calendar. Just one more fantasy from the snake-oil peddlers out for a fast buck. Then they saw the meteor coming. It would be bad, b...

    • Author: Fuddster
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Destroying the World over Coffee

    “Just what are you suggesting?” “You know very well what I am suggesting.” “I want to hear you say it. So you can hear for yourself just how ridiculous you sound.” To any casual observer, this was nothing more than t...

  • A Quiet Start to a Quiet War

    Another young man walked into the cafe. This one was clean-cut, dressed in a crisp suit, looking for all the world like an entrepreneur or a Wall Street stock broker. It was his eyes that gave it all away. They were a shimmering blue that seemed to str...

  • Homeward flight

    No one knew if these old devices, mothballed for decades, would even work. Sensors indicated that the device had functioned as intended but with blinds protecting the crew from the flash, and strict radio silence they wouldn’t know for certain un...

    • Author: Bobbicus
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • You Look Away For A While...

    And that’s it, I note as I rub my brow. They’ve turned down the last option for society. Annnd they’re eating each other. Only a matter of time now. I look over the scarred world. The fungi of fire that burst across the surface of thi...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time Is Up

    Was it a wrathful ancient god? Some demonic entity? Or had our time simply run out? We’ll never know, now. Not that it makes much of a difference. It was cruel fate that this started the day after Halloween, the fun exhilirating terror of our myr...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Jody in Accounting (Mature)

    Jody McKemp worked in an office. It was okay most of the time, except for the fact that she couldn’t smoke inside, since smoke was what Graxos the Conqueror ate. Graxos was her indwelling daemon, and he was particular about getting his meals on t...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Burning Daylight

    Santa Ana winds topping 60 miles per hour had dried out the Ortega Mountains. Whitecaps on Lake Elsinore beat the shoreline relentlessly, tossing watercraft around like toys and battering them against anything solid they might come in contact with. Scu...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Final Testament

    The Hero has fallen, the Quest has failed, and the Prophecy lies broken. With it so too has gone our last hope. The long dark arm of shadow spreads across the world, even now. So here I stand, with my fellow soldiers. The burden of guilt falls upon our...

    • Author: Darneith
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The End of Everything

    The last sunset ever on what had once been the planet Earth was not quite as spectacular as Laurossel had hoped. He had imagined something a little more interesting this time, something worth taking a picture of. He stayed for a few more hours to watch...

  • The Beginning of the End

    Laurossel had just enough time to return to his apartment and rest a little before the PA system outside announced “Armageddon in 4 hours. Termination unit, please report to Universe Management in 10 minutes.” Termination was Laurossel̵...

  • The Time I Slept Through the End of the World

    It began as any other summer thunderstorm begins. The air was thick and hazy. Streetlights and stars were invisible from my window. I closed everything up before bed in preparation. I heard a rumble of impending thunder as I drifted off to sleep. Soon...

  • And Still the Water Rose

    He sat at the end of a pier, his legs dangling over the edge, the sea gently lapping against the soles of his worn out combat boots. He thought about how he had come to be there, how it had all gone so horribly wrong. And still the water rose. He looke...

  • Flashing Before Your Eyes

    My first time. My last time. My cold beer in my hand, numbing my fingers. The cigarette perched in the corner of my mouth. The door to my trailer swinging on rusted hinges. The blinds rattling about in the heat-driven wind. No animals. No birds. The sq...

  • End of a Grand Tradition

    I want to welcome you all to our annual talent show and contest. This is the 59th year of the series, and it is sure to be among the greatest. Personally I’m excited to see so many local kids participating—and not all of these people are do...