How I Learned to Love the Apocalypse
My post-apocalyptic series began with Touch Of Fire. Set 1200 years in the future, the apocalypse had faded from memory. Like pulling a thread from a tapestry, they retained only pieces of their history, distorting names of places and events like a half-remembered song.
In the sequel, Apocalypse Rising, my main characters time travel to the 21st century to escape certain death. But their retreat is bittersweet when they realize their presence could very well have started the clock ticking to Doomsday. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the beginning of theirs.
Let’s face it, a real life, end-of-the-world apocalypse is kind of a downer. But I’d like to think there’s a bright side after every storm, so I want to tell you the Ten Best Things of Living in a Post-apocalyptic World.
10. You know that report you were supposed to turn in to your boss next week? Fuggetaboutit. If you’re lucky, your boss will be eaten by zombies and his remains will befertilizing your vegetable garden.
9. No more sirens, traffic, or honking horns.
8. No more spam telling you how you too can enlarge your penis, or urgent pleas from an exiled prince from Nigeria asking you to send him money.
7. Food will taste better. The bad news: You’ll have to grow it yourself.
6. You’ll see your kids more. The bad news: You’ll see your kids more.
5. It’s true, there will be no more television. But it also means no more reality shows. :high five:
4. There’s a 99% chance that if your mother-in-law lives more than a hundred miles away you’ll probably never see her again.
3. You can read to your heart’s content. The bad news: Unless you figure out how to connect your e-reader to a solar panel, you’ll have to read paper books.
2. Consider yourself lucky if you’re within walking distance of a library. The books you take out have no return date.
And the Number One best thing about living in a post-apocalyptic world…
1. Those taxes you owed? You don’t owe them anymore. Same goes for your mortgage.
So enjoy the coming apocalypse. It’s not so bad.
Your turn: Can you think of any other benefits to a post apocalyptic world? Leave a comment for a chance to win the second book of my Elemental series, Apocalypse Rising.
Bio: Maria Zannini used to save the world from bad advertising, but now she spends her time wrangling chickens, and fighting for a piece of the bed against dogs of epic proportions. Occasionally, she writes novels.
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