End ?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
In six hours time the world will end . . . and thats all you need to know.

Submitted: March 20, 2011

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Submitted: March 20, 2011



End? I’m looking at a clock. The clock says its ten minutes past six. The clock is wrong. The time is actually nearly twenty minutes past. So, in just under six hours the world will end.

There will be no explosion, no natural disasters, and no gods hailing down fire from the sky. It will just stop. Everything will just stop. Al my life, and probably in yours as well, we move through the motions, through routine, things rarely changing, are thoughts becoming fixed.

I’m shaking a little. Things aren’t right. Well…they’ve never been right have they… have they? I doubt you’ll agree with me, nor the opposite. You will just ignore this. I’m trying to think hard, desperately hard, of what I can do to fill these hours. What meaningful thing can I do, what important thought can I voice now.

Now it’s five. It’s five hours until the world will end.

I wonder what you did today? Did you go shopping, did you work, did you laugh, cry, think? Today I let the day pass me by. I wonder what you did?

Stop, just for now, breathe and breathe deeply. Think about something you haven’t thought about in a while. Uncomfortable? In a way I hope it is. Mine are. My thoughts are uncomfortable. My thoughts are with me now. My thoughts are remembering, solving, and now going.

Cars are driving past on the road beside my window. It’s very cold. Things are going to stop soon. I wonder if you know that? I wonder what your doing now?

Tapping. Ticking. The over-lit room that I sit in. I breathe deeply now as well. I find my shaking stops. I’m going to close my eyes. I wonder what your doing now, how your going, passing?

In just under five hours the world will end.

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