art by Jonathan Westbrook
Live-Tweeting the Apocalypse
by Ian Creasey
***Editor's Head's Up: A bit of adult language in the following story***
Eric Bullen @EricBullen: So this is the end of the world. Where are all the superheroes when you really need them?
Marie Sainte-Beuve @MarieSainteBeuve: I'm sorry, but before anyone destroys the Earth I must insist on seeing some proper ID.
CureFan17 @CureFan17: This is why I'm a goth. Vindication at last!
Eric Bullen @EricBullen: Who else is listening to Wagner right now?
Marie Sainte-Beuve @MarieSainteBeuve: Hey, @CERN, I told you not to press that! #TooLateNow
Clare Murillo @Clare_83: @EricBullen I've been trying to call you but the phones aren't working. Just wanted to say I'm sorry about how it went wrong between us.
Eric Bullen @EricBullen: @Clare_83 Thanks for getting in touch. Still, being sorry doesn't magically make everything OK.
Clare Murillo @Clare_83: @EricBullen I know, but I don't want the world to end when there's still bad feelings between us.
Eric Bullen @EricBullen: @Clare_83 Wow, even the Apocalypse has to be about you and your feelings. Everything's always about you.