.:The End of the World:.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
A young man is driving to his girlfriend's house when the world ends.

Submitted: November 07, 2008

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The world ended today.  It folded upon itself and swallowed existence, all in a split second.  If you blinked, you missed it.

 

I was on my way to my girlfriend’s house with flowers.  Daisies.  I hadn’t seen her in about a week.  I was going to knock on the front door, and when she opened it, there would be me, holding the daisies out toward her.

 

I turned a corner onto some back road.  It was a shortcut to her house, so I wouldn’t have to take the highway all the way there.  This road cut a big corner off the trip.

 

As I drove, my car bounced up and down as I drove over small depressions in the road.  I steadied the vase of daisies as the car jolted over a particularly large bump.

 

My phone rang.  It was my friend Mike.  He wanted to know if I wanted to hang out.  I told him I was busy.

 

I came to a light.  It was the only one on that road.  I had the green.

 

As I proceeded through the intersection, a car coming from my left ran the red light.  Probably some soccer mom who dropped her coffee, or a teenager changing tracks on the car’s CD player.  Maybe it was a father whose kids were fighting in the back seat.

 

The car plowed into the driver’s side door of my car.  Everything around me was glass, plastic, twisted metal, and noise.  My car was pushed 73 feet before it stopped.

 

As I bled to death, I thought how ironic my whole situation was.  Thirty seconds ago, I was a young man with my whole life ahead of me.  I had a beautiful girlfriend I loved.  I had a loving family, and great friends.  I had a bright future.  Now, in the blink of an eye, my entire life was behind me.  As everything around me faded to black, I had time to shed a single tear.  Then I smiled, as my world ended.


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