For the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge this year, I’m posting a 100 word piece of flash fiction every day. It might be a self-contained story, or a scene–whatever, it’ll be fiction, and it’ll be over in a flash! Today’s story is…
Five inches of insulated steel hissed open. He had designed the shelter doors to withstand a supernova, so Adam wasn’t surprised.
What he didn’t expect was the landscape that greeted him.
Five hours ago, it had all been calculations and theories; possibilities and probabilities. Now he stood in three inches of ash, looking out at broken buildings and twisted metal, while a silent breeze kissed his face. Adam still held the detonation devise. It had to be done, he’d said. But as he felt the dust remains of his world under his feet, he wondered why he had to survive.
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