Writing the Apocalypse


“I originally bought the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones to cancel out an unnecessary noise when I was studying and working out. Personally, I hate loud people so this product was the perfect solution to my problem.

Since the apocalypse, the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones have been an EXCELLENT item to have with me at the end of the world. If I ever find myself drowning in the moans and groans of zombies, I just slip these on and peacefully go on about my day!”


THE END IS FOR EVERYTHING (3 Stars) – Can I get some air, please?

“When the apocalypse happens, it won’t just happen to humans. Everything on Earth will feel the effects. Write a story from the perspective of a non-human thing or being. Tell us how the end of the world has changed their existence for the better or worse.” 

Everything is unclear; all the time. I used to have everything figured out. I could see clearly what was in front of me. 

I used to be so confident. I was always being reassured by those around me and I was loved. People wanted me to be around and now… No one is around. I can’t determine what’s changed, other than a disturbance in my clarity. I’m always groggy. I’ve noticed that my appearance has turned thick and dirty, and I kind of smell. I’m so attractive anymore and my mood is terrible. It was such an immediate change. I wish there was something I could do to go back to the way things were before.


YOUR HOPES, DREAMS, AND FEARS (3 stars) – There’s no place like home

“Write a letter to yourself describing how you ideally imagine your life, career, etc. in 10 years. Then keep the letter and read it in 10 years and see how your life turned out versus how you imagined it.”

I have always been a list person. I like to set goals for myself, both short-term and long-term. It gives me a boost of motivation and a sense of purpose. Since the apocalypse, I have decided to write down what I want to be in the next 10 years. So, here it goes…

In 10 years I would like to be normal. I want dark wood floors, spacious rooms, an open foyer, and a grand staircase where when I come down, my husband wants to take me right back up. I want a big, comfortable couch, light blue, and toys on the floors. As much as I would like a polished home, there are soccer trophies on the fireplace mantel. The stainless steel appliances have sticky fingerprints adorning them. I want a loving husband and to be a happy wife and to have beautiful children. Not beautiful in a physical way, but in a way that when you hear them talk or sing… when you watch them play or practice you know their hearts are beautiful. 

I know my goals are far-fetched and possibly unrealistic, but this is where I want to be. We’ve been in this “apocalypse” phase for five months now, but I have faith that our society will make it through to a brighter side. So for now, I will make these goals to keep me going. I want this to look forward to. 

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