Posts Tagged ‘armageddon’

FF – Moon-Fall

June 14, 2017 77 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson. Thanks, Dale!

That brightness in the sky is definitely an explosion, don’t you think?

Copyright Dale Rogerson


Cheers resounded as the sky lit up, the revellers clinking glasses in salute. Members of “Project Assured Destruction”, they had worked long and hard to realise the dream.


A new source of energy. Or the most devastating weapon ever devised. So devastating, their government had elected to test-fire on the moon.

It would be days before observers noticed the change in the moon’s orbit. Weeks before the first storms hit. Months before the lucky died in blinding, super-heated fire as fragments of the moon impacted. For the remainder – the lingering, painful deaths of a freezing nuclear winter.


FF – Sunshine

June 22, 2016 72 comments

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This photo was originally posted a few months before I started, and was supplied by Rich Voza.

To read the other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright Rich Voza

Copyright Rich Voza


“Are we not getting on the plane, Mummy?”

“No, sweetheart, not today.”

“But… the sun is nearly down and you said it would be daytime when we took off.”

Sophie looked to her husband for support, eyes moist.

“That’s not the sun, pumpkin,” he told his little girl. “Let’s go back inside.”

“Are we far enough away, do you think?” asked Sophie quietly as their daughter scampered back to the terminal.

“From the initial blast, yes,” said her husband, “but the wind’s blowing from that direction. Fallout.”

Sophie shuddered, her tears drying in an instant as a second sun burst over the terminal building.


Friday Fictioneers – Scorched Earth

December 16, 2015 73 comments

Here is this week’s tale for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle also provided this week’s photo. To read the other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright Rochelle Wis-off-Fields

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


“How could this have happened? How could they not have noticed?”

“Maybe it’s hard to notice tiny amounts of chemicals building up in the atmosphere.”

“Until they catch fire and burn the Earth.”

“Yes. Until then.”

“How long do we have, do you think?”

“See that glow? That’s London burning. An hour, maybe?”

“I bet it’s an amazing sight from the space station.”

“I bet it is. The whole world on fire. It’ll burn until the oxygen runs out.”

“So this is the end.”

“For us. The world will recover. Nature always finds a way.”

“I love you.”

“I love you too.”


Friday Fictioneers – The Weight of the World

October 7, 2015 66 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, the weekly 100 word photo prompt hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Ted Strutz, and you can read the other stories by clicking on the blue froggy.

I decided not to take such a literal view of the photo this week. If it doesn’t make sense, hopefully my tags will help.

Copyright Ted Strutz

Copyright Ted Strutz


Shuddering, he closed his eyes. How could he make this decision? He couldn’t think.

But the People relied on him. They had elected him to make the Big Decisions. His thoughts whirled, spinning, too fast to grasp. He hoped that at any moment the ride might stop and he could get off, but it only span faster.

At last he took a breath and opened his eyes. Before him stood his Chief of Staff and senior General, standing six feet apart, hands on the console. He nodded solemnly. “The word is given. God forgive us.”

As one they turned the keys.