Stories tagged “end of the world”

  • The Lonely Void

    Finally, all his time spent tinkering would prove useful for once. Vitally useful. Bob smiled to himself as he straightened his safety harness and pushed the ignition in his souped-up, two-seater ZX7. He had been working on this little hobby rocketship...

  • The Last Moments of the Universe

    The last moments of the universe was flat-out beautiful. Within the first 24 hours, all the sciences and all the faiths came crashing down as reality showed what it really could do, such as lighting up the night sky. A rainbow bloom spread among the st...

    • Author: Sz Park
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Heat wave

    The heat; I can’t stand the heat anymore. Why is everybody happy when spring comes and the snow melts? Those are signs that it will be too hot soon. Anyway, it’s too hot and I need to do something about it. Last year I tried to stay inside, but the...

  • 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 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Fire and Ice

    Ivon put the hydrogen into the atomizer. “You know,” he said to his partner Donald, “we could get the Nobel Prize for this.” Donald smirked. “You mean I could get the Nobel Prize, yes? It is my theory.” He adjusted t...

  • 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 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The End of Things

    The morning news said the world would end tomorrow. A very important scientist was there to explain why, but I turned the sound off before he spoke. Aliens, asteroids, who cared why? The world was ending. My best friend called. “What are you plan...

  • What do you do when the world doesn't end?

    She awoke with a start, feeling that she had overslept and missed an appointment. Squinting in the sunlight, she began to untangle herself from the dew-dampened blanket. Her brain registered the fact that the sun seemed to be fairly high in the sky. Th...

  • Oh Smeg (Meteor Challenge)

    Three, two, one. We’ve arrived, said Holly, his face glum on the screen. Yeah, but arrived where asked Listor. The box labeled Holly Hop Drive let out noises like an ancient whoopee cushion releasing the last remnants of Babylonian air. That noise ju...

  • Later

    My mother called. “You should have come to the vigil,” she said, voice faintly accusing. “Why? You saved the world without me,” I said, and hung up. On the news, scientists tried to explain the flaws in their calculations; preac...

  • It's the End of the World and It's Absolutely Beautiful

    The ocean is a sickly yellow with waste but the sky is still blue a few days out of the year. I have no idea why this is the case but it doesn’t bother me. It’s days like these that I like to take my beach chair out of my hideout and take i...

  • The Last Reading

    I was getting ready for school, when I felt this overwhelming urge to do a tarot reading. I was already running late, but… It was just social studies first period, and G.I. Jane was the biggest pain-in-the-ass teacher. So, I sat down at my desk a...

  • Tales of a Cycle

    The sun is rising. Some said that the world was cyclic. It would start, run its course, end, and start anew. It’s been awhile, supposedly, since it ended. There was war, animosity, and total chaos. The last time the world ended, humanity wiped it...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Wombats

    The world was ending, one wombat at a time. They started falling from the sky a few days ago, one by one. There was no direct cause, no opening ceremony. God didn’t come down from the heavens and say “Hey guys, it’s going to start rai...

  • Ancient Bondage and Empty Threats

    “When I open the last of my seventh mouths, that’s when you will witness the end of the world.” The speaker was an obese blond man, bespectacled and loud. Fat rolled where it didn’t hang, and gravity pulled his bulk downward. If...

  • The Axe that Doomed the Earth!

    But it wasn’t the book what possessed the young ones; it was the whirrds contained within. The whirrds that man weren’t wont or wanting to know. In through the eyes, and out through the mouths of those kids (those too-smart kids) but not go...

  • Harbinger and Herald

    I watched dozens of hard-looking men unloading a long line of freight trucks. Every box was marked On Loan From Arkham University, Handle With Care. I didn’t know where Arkham was but judging from the accents that drifted up from the parking lot,...

  • The Day Before the World Expired

    Simon rolled out of bed. It was going to be one of those days. Not the type of day which is totally bland and useless. Not even one of those days when everything goes wrong. Just…one of those days. Opening the refrigerator door, Simon noted the ...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Makings of a Good Sandwich

    I cannot believe I’m out of mayo. Standing in front of the refrigerator, I pinched my eyes shut in frustration and dropped my chin to my chest, letting out a pathetic sigh. Of all the days. The electricity had been out since last night. In the mo...

    • Author: Empty J
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Of Phone Calls and Commemorative Tee Shirts

    Simon groaned as the phone rang. “Hello?” he sighed. “Simon? Simon Petra? This is Karl…we went to university together.” Simon rolled his eyes; he should have stayed in bed. “Yes, what do you want?” “Well...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Last Call (Mature)

    Charleston stared. The rash of mass suicides leading up to the twenty-first hadn’t prepared him for this. The world was descending into chaos and anarchy because some fool thought the world was going to end. Apparently that gave you license to do...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gloria, Gloria, Hallelujah

    “The Cleaver has struck again, this time bringing fear and violence to Nebraska. Staying true to his M.O., he dismembered the family using their own kitchen-” Frankie snapped the radio off. They weren’t going to find him, not in time....

  • Ultimate Upset

    October 7 According to my calender it’s Friday. The third to last Friday of all time. At least for people. I know this is my sixth entry. I know that for sure, but though this book has survived, my previous pages are missing. Torn out. I’m ...

  • The Moon is Grey, Too

    The horizon blurred red with the dawn. Frank, Cherie and Mike faced east, backs on the cooling plane. “What now?” Mike’s voice cracked. “It’s over,” Cherie said with cold detachment. Frank kicked the ground in futile...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Waking Up

    The trees and grasslands that once adorned the landscape were now a utopian memory. Even the air was gone, replaced by a suffocating gas mixture that was so tenuous one must breathe through a respirator. The cities made of glass and concrete were grave...

    • Author: Eric Soiland
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5