Awoke to the sounds of people screams down on the street. In curiosity I rush to my feet get dress and let my nosiness take over. Running down 7 flights of stairs 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 ,1 or something like that. Down on the street, I’m greeted by the chaos. People running around like chicken with their heads cut off. Looking over to my left I see my neighbor Kyle standing still looking up at the sky which is partly bright blue and partly fiery red. Kyle who just turned 40, points towards the sky asking “do you see it?” Looking upwards me responding with just a simple head shake YES in disbelief.
As this great balls of red flames approaches, I can’t help but to think about how I wish I was immortal because I’m not ready to leave there’s so much left to do. Then an odd thing happen just as I was reminiscing on my life Prince 1999 verse just popped into my head you know the beginning verse “But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day The sky was all purple, there were people running’ everywhere Trying to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care.” Then I thought “oh wow no more Voltron”. Weird how you think about dumb things. My instincts to flee all but disappeared, I like my neighbor just stood there still watching our doom. Honestly under these circumstances go where?
Now that I am aware of my pending doom, I decided to continue my day as I always have. I went back into my apartment, made a cup of coffee thanks to my Keurig “oh no more coffee”. Turned on my google play music “bye bye music”, cranked up my favorite playlist that consist of Def Leppard, Franz Ferdinand, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls, Midnight Oil, The Killers and Keane. My playlist blares in the background looking down at my phone not paying any attention to the hundreds of text message notifications I see there’s a timer on my phone. Tick, tick, ticking by the second. The digital clock moves ever so slowly which draws my intense focus. It’s a doom counter clock provided by google earth. Huh now that’s interesting a death clock. It hit me everything I love and cherish will be gone in about 10 mins.
I opened my laptop and craft a beautiful email to send to all my loved ones. Now my fear has left and my will has taken over and I refuse to spend my last minutes this way. After sending my emails I decided to jot down my thoughts why? I don’t know why. I guess to keep focus on something other then my death. When your in a panic you kinda of lose track of things.
Hells bells the comet is 3 mins away!
The end is near, I got just one precious minute to bang out this last thought and here it is “Dammit Man I just bought tickets to Def Leppard concert!”
Google earth clock ticking down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
This short story is inspired by WordsNQuotes WritingPrompt #70
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