COME: The End of the World as We Know It

“Come on,” she pleaded. “The ship leaves soon.”

“Do you think we’ll ever come back? Our people, I mean.” He was stalling – searching in the mess of their evacuation.

“Probably not. This place will be uninhabitable.”

He picked up a book, considered it a moment, then tossed it aside.

He saw it. “Here!” He dislodged the artifact from a pile and displayed it.


“To help us remember where we came from.”

She checked the time. “We’ll never make it now!”

“Sure we will. I know a shortcut.” he said, taking her by the hand. “Come on.”

This flash fiction in 97 words was crafted for The M3 blog’s Flash in the Pan.

It was inspired by this article.


    • Oh it’s done. I have a 100-word limit for this. I’ve been brain jamming ever since about the whats and whys and stuff, but I like to leave some of that to the imagination too.

  1. Very cool! There have not been many scyfy entries. I did one for the first book (second, maybe… wow, I have been through a lot of flash). It was ring, so that was two. 😉

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