The Price of Change
Jack had never required a clock to
wake him. At six A.M; for 55 years, he was bright eyed and ready. So
when the beeping began at five A.M. it took Jack's brain a few minutes
to determine a purpose to the sound. Being dragged from REM to reality
would leave his decision making prowess unbalanced. If there was a
moment's hesitation to be had, it would be lost in the cusp between
In that fog Jack gripped his destiny, setting the barrel to his lips.
With a squeeze of a single finger, Jack’s lifelong pain peaked, then passed.
The Best of Intentions
hadn’t been easy to poison entire populations; for any of them. But at
last the human race dwindled, until only the 64 of them remained. One
would think they’d be somber, yet to a person, the last living homo
sapiens on planet earth were pleased, some downright joyful.
the mother”, Hetta Jones, the leader of Earth First said as she raised
her cup skyward. “The Mother” replied the rest as they swilled their own
poisons, willing the planet to the animals.
An hour past that noble gesture, the previously unseen asteroid C3217 slammed into Earth, and it imploded.
Can't Take it With You
had fought her soon to be ex husband Donnie tooth and nail for her
share of the family wealth. That she’d been a member of the family only
12 days before beginning divorce proceedings was moot. She’d suffered;
Two thousand people were fired as Ferris Industries
was dismantled and sold to satisfy the court’s demands. A rift
swallowed the blood relatives involved, as people vied for position on
Donnie took his life in the end. Kathy, overjoyed to
snatch her first check from her mailbox, never saw the careening, out
of control garbage truck coming.