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.

10 thoughts on “COME: The End of the World as We Know It”

    1. 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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