It’s Friday Fictioneers time! I rally my mathematics-saturated brain for an exercise of a different sort-writing a 100 word flash fiction story based on a photo Madison Woods posted on her blog this Wednesday. She does this every week, and every Friday many other writers and I post links to our stories on her site. We read and critique each other’s work, and it’s a great way for writers to be read and readers to get access to some great stories.
Here’s the photo Madison posted this week. My story is below. I welcome creative criticism, so let me know what you think! Thanks for reading.
My advisor shook me awake around noon, but it was still twilight outside.
“Wha-what’s going on?” I asked as I peeled my face off my keyboard.
“Stations NGB and WTB just went down.”
“What? That’s impossible. They’re a hundred miles apart.”
He stared at me.
“Wait, the volcano took them both?” I asked.
He nodded and pointed to the window. Ash trickled from the lightning-laced ocean above us, and a thick gray veil covered the cars in the parking lot.
“This is the end of civilization,” he said. “Game’s already over.”