It was the end of the world in a few hours. Yep, no doubt about it. The news had confirmed it and they were never wrong. Half the population was cowering and the other half was making fun of it or partying.
She clicked on a comedy site link: 5 Annoying Things about the Apocalypse.
- We’re never going to be able to make a movie about this.
- We’ll never be able to eat up all the canned beans in our fallout shelter in time.
- Game of Thrones will never, ever be finished.
- Bruce Willis really dropped the ball on this one.
- Despite all our pop culture about the apocalypse, absolutely no one saw this coming.
Cassandra looked sadly over at her sandwich board lying by the door, The End is Nigh scrawled in her spidery handwriting. She opened up her blog where the last entry: WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! sat with no comments and no likes. It had been posted a week before the news of the monster asteroid had been announced.
The phone rang. “Hey Cassandra, let’s go out with a bang!” her friend said. “A group of us are going over to the bar to get drunk.”
“It’ll be closed,” Cassandra said.
“No it won’t. Come on!” Her friend hung up.
February 23rd, 2015 at 8:13 pm
Why did she think it would be closed, was it?
February 23rd, 2015 at 8:23 pm
Cassandra in Greek mythology had the gift of prophesy but was cursed so that no one would believe her, so I was playing off that. 🙂
February 23rd, 2015 at 8:24 pm
Number 3 is terribly tragic, David. Oh, no! I never considered that one.
February 23rd, 2015 at 8:27 pm
Yeah, I thought that one might strike a nerve with some people. 🙂 The ironic part is that I’ve never seen even one episode.
February 23rd, 2015 at 8:28 pm
I bet you’d like it. It’s such drama!
February 24th, 2015 at 6:34 am
If it’s any consolation, it might not even get finished without the Apocalypse. That’s not a prophecy or anything… just a possibility.
February 24th, 2015 at 5:34 pm
That’s true. It might turn out like Wheel of Time and just keep going and going until the author dies.
February 24th, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Bruce Willis, you klutz! To tell you the truth, David, I think I’d take an asteroid over zombies any day. What about you?
February 24th, 2015 at 5:34 pm
Well, not sure. Zombies have been overdone lately. I think an asteroid would be ultimately more serious, but we could argue that. 🙂
February 28th, 2015 at 5:46 am
Oh oh oh, by the way, have you watched this mini-TV series, “Ascension”? You really should! It has 3 episodes and the ending will leave you ASHG0ZFK1!
February 28th, 2015 at 11:35 am
No, I haven’t heard of it. I’ll look for it.
February 24th, 2015 at 11:28 pm
Despite the fact that I should be well on my way to the land of Nod by now, I had to read this when the title dropped into my WordPress feed tonight. Great fun with a sense of wistfulness for the unheeded voice. Maybe if our heroine were better at search engine optimization . . . Ah, who am I kidding . . . Google “Dissonance post apocalypse” and you’ll find a batch of short stories that get little attention. 😉 Maybe people just don’t want to know what their final fate is going to be–or when.
All my best,
February 25th, 2015 at 12:04 am
That is true enough, MG. If the end of the world came tomorrow, there would be thousands of people who would say “I told you so!” We never listen to the naysayers until it’s too late, for good or for bad, it seems. Still, she should work on her SEO and maybe have a bit of evidence (not that it’s helped climate change much in places).
February 25th, 2015 at 7:33 am
This is a great story (abeit haunting). Very thought provoking.
February 25th, 2015 at 2:12 pm
Thanks. I don’t think any story about the end of the world is exactly uplifting, but I’ll take haunting and thought provoking. 🙂
February 25th, 2015 at 1:28 pm
Don’t wait for the bar to close… drink today. 🙂
February 26th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
Poor Bruce! lol
March 17th, 2015 at 1:54 am
I think bars will make lot of money in cases like that, the only tragedy is if that actually happens all that money will just go poof!
March 17th, 2015 at 5:26 pm
Yes, the money wouldn’t really matter in the long run. By the way, thanks for going back and reading my old ones. You’re sweet. 🙂