Stories tagged “apocalypse”

  • The Precipice of Infinity

    After decades of war, this was it. This is to be our last stand, our last chance to rage against the dying of the light. The gasts were making their way through our last defensive line. It was only a few hours ago that the last of our star ships sat in...

    • Author: iæfai
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sunny Daze

    He retreated towards the underground bunker, now called home, his protective suit coughing out a slow trail of smoke behind him. Along the way, he fantasized briefly, disturbingly, about removing the confining suit and sprinting back into the blisterin...

  • the so-called lucky survivor's lament (Mature)

    It’s been five – no, wait. It’s been seven – Has it really been a week? Only a week? More than a week? You know what? Fuck it. It doesn’t matter. Time doesn’t mean anything, anymore. It’s not like I have to kno...

    • Author: wilw
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Honest Like A Zombie (Mature)

    Then I actually laughed out loud. Vandalized? As if that word or hundreds of others we were still using had any meaning any more. I hated the rule-of-law fuckers more than the goddamn zombies because there was something fundamentally honest about a zom...

  • Suvivor's Lament (part deux)

    I’ve seen my fair share of shit since this thing started; we all have. So I don’t get why no one else fucking understands that there is no “getting through this”. And that smell! I bet when you watched all those zombie movies gr...

  • The World May Be Done, But Love Is Never-ending (Mature)

    I finally found her. I must have tracked that no-good bitch for days after she got away from me. I thought when her new man was out of the picture it would all be easy. I hadn’t noticed how many of the shambling bastards were in the bushes the n...

    • Author: DaCheese
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I don't have to run fast . . . (Mature)

    Run! They came out of nowhere and I just did what came natural. I could hear the screams of Billy behind me. It’s kinda sick but it really is just like the old joke “I don’t have to run fast, I just have to run faster than you”....

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • What doesn't kill you.... (Mature)

    I walk up the aisle to grab a couple granola bars. I hate those damn things but they have no expiration date. Not really. My hippie mom used to put them in my lunch box when I was a kid. Tofu too. Nastiest shit ever created. I don’t think human flesh...

    • Author: Carl
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The True Survivors' Creed

    Translation is impossible; understanding less likely. Only our actions remain. Our elevated minds know this is true. It is like the hunger; like the fully encompassing community in which we now dwell: it cannot be questioned. The not-us resist. We reca...

  • Ruck Up & Move Out

    I sit with my back against the shelves at the end of the health food aisle. I cradle my Glock in my lap. I stare at my backpack between my feet. Coyote tan, two old bullet holes in it, the burn marks small and barely noticeable. I remember when I was s...

    • Author: Carl
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Tales From the Zombie Apocalypse

    Subject: Keith Worthington Record: Email to Sandra Worthington I hope you can read this… I’m writing you from the car. All hell broke loose this morning, they were everywhere! The radio stations are all dead. I tried calling your cell but g...

    • Author: Meiz
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Tales From the Zombie Apocalypse (Mature)

    Subject: Patrolman Mortimer Reed Resource: Dispatcher transcript “Dispatch this is Reed. We have multiple 10-34s, bring in every Ape you’ve got!” Copy Reed, this is Central. We’re mobilizing all units to your location. What̵...

    • Author: Meiz
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Anniversary (Mature)

    Well it’s been six months since I met the kid in the granola isle – I try not to think about that fucking mess in the grocery store. That psycho made the zombies seem compassionate. Didn’t bother me a bit to put her down after what sh...

    • Author: threedot
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • End of the World and all that

    It came on slowly, he could give it that much. Watching from his front porch as the sky turned a sickening shade of green, the sea churning, the wind howling. He could see the sun above, swollen red and angry, seeming now twice its size. In reality he ...

    • Author: Ford Dent
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Scheduling Conflicts

    Yesterday, I found out my sister’s wedding coincides with the apocalypse. I’ve known about the apocalypse for months now—in fact, I was discussing it with my boss when the mail arrived. Sorting through it, I found a cream-colored, rice paper enve...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Westward

    “It’s beautiful.” “For all the wrong reasons”, I responded as I lit my cigarette and flicked the still burning match over the edge of the moving train. “It’s still beautiful”, said James defensively. R...

    • Author: AM FM
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Final Soul

    “No one would ever expect to find it in a plain old jar. Seriously, look at it. There used to be strawberry Smuckers in it. It’s perfect.” He couldn’t believe the suggestion. There was absolutely no way that he was about to stor...

  • Big Red Button

    It’s your call. The big red button is staring you down; can you press it? The argument is there, clear and concise. America’s waiting for the next big epidemic; let’s give it to them. Can you do it? You hold your breath and close your...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • For the Greater Good

    Drs. Klein and Najav worked at night – nobody around to bother them. They were particle physicists, and their particle accelerator was their joy. It wasn’t CERN, but it worked. “So, what’s in the pot now?” “We’...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Deconception

    Charlie sat pondering at his desk. His topic of inquiry for the moment was the concept of time. It seemed constant, but he knew Einstein had proved that time was relative. Charlie also knew that reality itself was relative; if in someone’s mind s...

  • Please leave your message after the tone...

    “Hey Sarah – yeah, beep beep beep and all that. Don’t know if you’ll get this, but I thought what the hell – might as well put pen to paper – words to tape – that kinda thing. Because I can’t believe it. ...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Scheduling Conflicts II

    Sarah can’t help but look at me the same way she has for twenty three years: the cocked head, the squinting eyes, the shapes the muscles in her arms make in front of her chest. She is staring at my tattoo poking through the back of my ivory Maid-of-H...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ruins of Automatopia

    Our needs were met by design; by total automation of production. Automatons mine, refine, make, and cultivate. We toiled only toward extinction. And automated are the means to replace expired producers, even now. Some models make automatons and some, b...