I love end of the world/post-apocalyptic books and movies. I also love really cheesy horror movies. So when you call a blogfest The World Ends How?!, there's no way I'm passing it up. Plus, it's being hosted by the awesome Hart Johnson and she has an exciting new series coming out today. More about that later.
So, how am I supposed to end the world?
Write 50-250 words about how YOU think the world will end (all in fun): is it nuclear war? Aliens? Zombies? Asteroid? [Is it clear yet I think way too much about this?] Giant Spaghetti Monster? Attack of the Interrobang!? Or are you on board with my flu scenario?
I thought, I can do that. Giant sharks in mega-asteroids. Lasers guns full of piranhas. Then I thought, I wonder what crazy ideas my Facebook friends would come up with? So, I asked them. Here's what they said:
Chris Moss A Verne-Shot, and whats more its REAL!!
Ellen Brickley Everyone in the US and Western Europe orders a coffee at the exact same time and the earth floods.
Jeremy Hawkins we finally reach the last number in all the series of numbers.
Crystal Hicken Collier Swallowed. By Cheese.
Dave Durrant The Chinese all jump up and down at the same time & Ok how about a space cruise liner that's going to crash into London.
Lexa Cain A parasite burrows into all food and causes world wide flatulence and someone flicks a Bic.
Jessica Bell Everyone's minds revert back to 3 years old. Imagine it.
Colin Thomas And the monkey flicks the switch .......... & King Dog Whelk and his mollusc army rise up on a huge spring tide and devour all human life except Boris Johnson whom the king takes as his wife.
Carol Coffelt Very heavy asteroid (very heavy) hits the earth turning it inside out like a sock. Did I say, Very Heavy?
They're all mad, I tell you. Mad. My favourite is Colin's monkey, King Dog Whelk, and Boris Johnson. Just don't tell him that - I'll never hear the end of it.
Now back to Hart Johnson and her exciting new release.
Deadliest virus in a century, or a social experiment gone awry?
Every year they warned about the flu and more often than not, it amounted to nothing. Sidney Knight, a young freelance reporter had certainly never written on it. But a trip to Lincoln City, Oregon cut short by a beach full of dead seagulls and a panicked warning from her brother the scientist catch her attention. This batch is different. Deadlier. And the vaccine doesn't seem to be helping. It almost looks like it's making it worse...
A Flock of Ill Omens: Part I is the first episode of A Shot in the Light, an Apocalypse Conspiracy Tale about what happens when people play God for fun and profit. There will be approximately ten episodes, each the equivalent of about 100 pages.
Good Reads has a sneak peak posted. You can find the purchase link and more information about the book here. And if you want it FOR FREE, I will be offering it free on the release dates of at least the next two in the serial: September 19 and October 10.
Hart Johnson writes books from here bathtub and can be found at Confessions of a Watery Tart, though be warned. She is likely to lead you into shenanigans.
Thank you, Hart. That was fun. Congratulations on your release. This is one series I will definitely be reading.
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So, how would your world end?