Friday, May 20, 2011

The End of the World?

According to one self-proclaimed prophet, the world will end tomorrow at 6 p.m. local time, sweeping the globe hour by hour. So that means that if he's right, we all have about 22 hours left to live.

Hmmm. What would you do if you had only one day left to live? Good deeds? Wild partying? Scramble to finish your manuscript?

Authors and characters, tell us what you'd do with your last day on earth... or wherever you are.

19 comments:

David Jace said...

The problem is... it isn't just "your last day on Earth," it's Earth's last day. That's a whole different concept. I think that I would spend the entire time with my family, making sure they know that I love them.

It may be a cheesy answer, and cliche, but it makes the most sense to me. Finishing the manuscript for no one to read, or trying to make the world a better place for the future doesn't make sense. We'd literally have the hear and now, with a hope for an afterlife, and that's it.

(Of course, that being said, I'd party all night on my girl! Catch up on sleep when we're dead.)

Thassodar Jax said...

That would be sad, my last night on Earth, particularly if it were being destroyed.

What I would do, though, is simple. I'd pack my stuff (hopefully, I'd have a little more notice, but if I had to do it in 22 hours, I think I could manage). Then, I'd need to find a handful of promising samples of the native Earth species. Since zoo-mining has been strictly prohibited due to the planet's protective status, native species exist nowhere else. We'd need to grab some of the most prominent in the hopes of relocating them on another, similar world.

Of course, I think there are certain provisions for providing private sanctuary to willing, sapient members of a refugee species, so I might pull a few numbers from my little black book, too.

It's not really that big a question. I mean, it's in the guidebook: statute 34.5.6b, if I'm not mistaken. Look it up.

Christine Hardy said...

Since I only have 30 pages left to revise, I'm going to be working on them just in case! I'd hate to have to appear before St. Peter and admit I didn't finish the major work of the past four years, because I was goofing off online.

sex scenes at starbucks, said...

You weren't GOOFING OFF!!

Ahem.

Partying.

I think I can say the same for most of my characters.

Aidan said...

Whiskey with Marenya and the rest of my legacy.

Yeah. That's what I'd do.

But it's all a crock, you guys realize that, right? I actually know...

Christine Hardy said...

Well I sure as heck wasn't working! LOL!

Donna Hole said...

I'm with David and Aidan - party on. But I might see if I could catch a ride with Jax - be a part of his species collection. My family and I are interesting . .

I'd give up the manuscript in a heart beat Christine. What a relief it would be not feel guilty about all the work I'm not getting done :)

Betsy, not all my characters would party - some would pray, some would just sit and watch it coming. Possibly with a joint. And loads of romancing . .

.......dhole

Amy Thompson said...

I'd gather all my friends and family in one place and just enjoy them. I want to be smiling and content when the end comes.

Candy said...

Ha, hasn't happened yet and only a few hours left. If we had thought it true my author would have had to spend the time in the hospital where her husband is now. Maybe she could take her beloved dog in there too. Bummer though, much rather we all be home!

But hooray! There will be a tomorrow!!

Marenya said...

Don't let Aidan fool you. He'd be out there fighting until the bitter end, like he did when my world was in jeopardy.

Candy, I'm sorry about your author's husband. I hope it isn't anything too serious and that he'll be home soon.

Laura Martone said...

I, too, am sorry to hear about your author's husband, Candy. Hope he gets better soon.

And, of course, I'm delighted that the world didn't end this weekend. Not that I was all that concerned about it. In fact, I was drinking wine (in the company of my hubby and some new friends) at the time.

? said...

Here's the real kicker. It did end, you just haven't accepted it yet. Eventually, things will begin to unravel and you will start to see the reality behind your denial.

When that day comes, call me. I have something for you.

Aidan said...

Hey ?,

My grasp of reality is just fine, thanks.

Kaelin said...

Aidan, there's no reason to bait him or her.

Aidan said...

Yeah, except it's fun.

Olivia Harper said...

I'm with Kaelin - no point in rising to a fool's challenge. On the other hand, Aidan's right. It CAN be fun to push a fool's buttons.

Ginger said...

How can we call you, if we don't even know who you are?

Devi Marconi said...

Good point, Ginger. But the real question is... would we even want to call?

David Jace said...

That's a good point, but I don't have a name for him yet!!