Holly Day: “The End of It”

The End of It

It’s very important to have your spot picked out to wait out the end of the world. The spot you want to be to be Raptured from. Wherever it is you want to be when the meteors slam into the planet. Wherever you want to be when the floodwaters rise up and drag everything to the sea. Have some snacks packed, because all this could take a while. Dress appropriately. Or, because it’s the End, don’t wear anything at all. Call your mother. Don’t forget to feed the dog. Let everyone you love know that even though this spot you’ve chosen to watch the world end from isn’t anywhere near them, and even though you can’t be bothered to be with them in person, you are thinking about them, right now. And really, as always, it’s the thought that counts.

About the Author: Holly Day’s writing has recently appeared in Analog SF, The Hong Kong Review, and Appalachian Journal, and her hobbies include kicking and screaming at vending machines.


Image Credit: Hilma af KlintThe Swan, No. 18″ (1914 -1915) Public domain image courtesy of Artvee

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