The End of The World: A Short Story Essay

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The dying light of the sun nipped against your shoulders, beaming upon your cotton back like a spotlight, promising a drowsy blissfulness that would diminish as the day-blind stars sprouted from their hiding spots among the cosmos. The gentle huff of the breeze dappled over the rolling hills, causing the foliage on the sparse collection of trees surrounding you to ruffle. And it was a wonder to your eyes to watch such a phenomenon. However, you couldn’t help but allow your eyes to drift towards Farrah, who sat next to you in haze of blonde hair and skin like the glow of the moon. And you drank in the sight of her as if she was the finest glass of wine you had ever encountered and ever would. “What are you thinking about?” You asked, …show more content…
Countries of the world were thunderstruck on how to handle the issue, some, like yours, thought that the best way to proceed was to brush the whole thing under the metaphorical carpet and try to deal with it quietly as to not cause a wild ruckus. Others, however, felt the need to alert their societies of their impending doom. And as soon as the news reached the world, civilization imploded, fear and panic and frenzy spreading like an airborne disease. Scientists throughout the world teamed together, experimenting with all sorts of technology in order to find something, anything- but there was nothing. There wasn''t enough time. The human race had survived for thousands of years, lounging around in their path of progress, but the grains of sand had disappeared from their hourglass. It was the eleventh hour, the darkest hour, and everyone wished for just a few more minutes. But life didn''t operate like that; Farrah always had her own ideas about the true nature of life, that it was just a random alignment of coincidences, stringing together in the way humanity shaped it; she believed that life didn''t create life, human beings did. But if she was correct, no one you knew or heard of or would’ve ever known could manage such a thing. As the apocalypse slowly drew nearer, you noted in the ways people chose to handle it. More people had died in the last seven days than in the last

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