Little wonder we stumble in life.

Trifecta – Survive


They were all wrong. He had survived his two divorces, job changes, and now… the apocalypse.

“That’s why people don’t like you,” Debra, his first wife, insisted. “You’re always bringing people down.”

But he wasn’t always bringing people. All he wanted to do was lift them up. The world was too full of doomsayers and critics; if humanity had started like this, we wouldn’t have made it this far.

Was it so wrong because he happened to see the world as it was?

The apocalypse hadn’t come; the rumours had passed like they always did. So what was there left survive?

“Dad, I need money to fix my skateboard,” his son told him, hand held out expectantly.

Oh, right. “What happened to the money I just gave you?”

“Had to use it for lunch when I was out with my friends.”

He rolled his eyes. “I’m not giving you another cent until you can prove you can spend it responsibly.”

The usual arguments. Bill sagged against the sofa. Now he understood the doomsayers. If life was this vain, maybe an apocalypse could teach us all to live again.

The least he could do until then was drag himself through and try to find the meaning to it. Together with his family, they had to survive this dreary apocalypse of lethargy, asleep at the wheel of our own destruction.

New Years prompt for Trifecta.


Author: littlewonder2

I'm 25, and I blog to improve my writing; I want to be good enough to be published. I also studied Japanese when I was younger. Luckily, I'll be able to continue those studies along with Creative Writing next year in University.

10 thoughts on “Trifecta – Survive

  1. Liked your take-yes,you are right,we need to survive the lethargy-the negativity-that’s what must be the real apocalypse:-)

  2. If we need the destruction of all mankind to learn how to live then we’d be pretty screwed as a species.

  3. Ah, this. This is totally relatable. Nice job.

  4. Well written. I suddenly feel the need for chocolate o.O Or maybe a nice Zombiepacolypse or two! 😀 Gotta love the zombiepacolypses.

    Did you see The Cabin in the Woods? Good movie 🙂

  5. “this dreary apocalypse of lethargy, asleep at the wheel of our own destruction” is priceless. And his talk of apocalypse “bringing people down” according to his ex. Very funny.

  6. I like this different sort of apocalypse (: Great job!

  7. Great last line. Because it is always a little disappointing when the world doesn’t end on schedule.

  8. Excellent creation of atmosphere and mood in such a small piece.

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