The Cycle of the End of the World

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The Cycle of the End of the World The Cycle of the End of the World

Short Story by: MarkoRamius

Genre: Science Fiction

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Short Story by: MarkoRamius

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Genre: Science Fiction

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The end of humanity and what happens afterwards.

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The end of humanity and what happens afterwards.

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Submitted: July 18, 2012

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The Cycle of the End of the World

 

 

Man banged together a few rocks and created fire.

The Egyptians and Babylonians created huge bonfires to light their cities.

The Chinese used a spark to blow up gunpowder and fire bullets.

Germany fired huge missiles that could wreak havoc.

The United States created bombs that could blow up a whole city.

 

An anarchist group used high powered lasers to pull a comet into a collision course with Earth.

 

The comet descended in awful majesty, with a thin film of light around it.  It came forth, as if hurled by some incomprehensible deity.  It hit at San Francisco, sending clouds of dust into the air and instantly killing millions of people.  The shock waves expanded from it, pushing flat many cities and towns. On the other side, when the shock hit the oceans gigantic tidal waves were created that were more than 1000 feet high. In Europe, widespread panic was caused and there was rioting in the street.  As the shockwaves passed over the Arctic, due to a curious geological happenstance, a long abandoned laboratory use by Russians for experiments in genetics was preserved unscathed. Within 24 hours of the catastrophe every human on the planet was dead and there were scant animals left. They survived only because they were bunkered deep in huge underground caves.  Eventually, the animals starved to death and there was nothing living on Earth.  Over the millions of years, human relics such as the White House and Big Ben crumbled into dust and there was no trace that humans ever inhabited Earth.

 

Eons later, a small type of bacteria swum in the arctic waters.

 

Huge reptiles wandered freely about the Earth.

 

Man banged together a few rocks and created fire.


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