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All Our Futures

Liam Hogan is an Oxford Physics graduate and award-winning London-based writer. His short story "Ana," appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (NewCon Press) and his twisted fantasy collection, "Happy Ending Not Guaranteed," is published by Arachne Press. Find out more at happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk, or tweet @LiamJHogan.
All our futures arrived at once. Through a scorched sky, Morlocks flew anti-grav jetpacks above the ruins of a nanotech Statue of Liberty, aggressively buzzing the Apes, who returned potshots from phasers and plasma rifles as holographic adverts extolled the benefits of moving Off World.
As freezing flood waters swallowed spice worms and sentient robots defended their planet from invading Aliens beneath a swollen sun, I knew none of this was real. "Last Orders at Milliways!" rang out over the distant echoes of trumpets as the stars went dark. After only the briefest of hesitations, I swallowed the red pill.
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, July 19th, 2018


I'm a proud member of the Post Apocalyptic Book Club and this drabble is a vain attempt to count the myriad ways the world might end....

- Liam Hogan

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