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"End of the world?"  Richard looked up from his newspaper.  "Bollocks!  The world will always be here.  What you really mean is it's the end of humanity!"

Dumping the paper down on the curb next to him he got to his feet.  "If the crazies with shotguns or the blasted zombies don't get us all, this waiting will!  I say lets go out with a little style!  What d'ya think, Mertle?  Shotgun or chainsaw?"

Unfortunately for Richard, the voice he heard answer him was nothing beyond his own mind because Mertle was in fact, an old microwave sitting on the street, with a smile drawn on her glass face in bright red lipstick.
"You're right!  Let's take both!"
I know, random.

I had writer's group today and the workshop exercise today was to look at a picture (of a man looking over a newspaper saying something), and then write a short thing about what he's saying and why. I thought the dude looked a bit bonkers and had zombie dreams last night so this was appropriate.

I thought I'd post it because as I read it back to the group it sounded funny to my ears.. you know that kind of funny where you either look at the person saying it with an uncomfortable expression on your face or you laugh with an evil undertone to the laugh.

To be truthful, I got more of the former than the latter... but I'm the youngest of that group by at least 40 years so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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EDIT: I woke up this morning, it was cold and crappy; being the beginning of autumn here, and I went to my computer to check my messages. dA loaded and I looked at the 200-and-lots number of extra messages from last night, did a double take and scrolled down.

OMFGs! :faint:

Thank you so much, `PinkyMcCoversong and ^Beccalicious, I am so gobsmacked and humbled.. and just wow... crazy emotions. Thank you! :3

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EDIT2: Also, if you're interested in reading more from me, I have an entire urban fantasy novel up on dA here: Rise of Hawk, and I've just recently published another here: Time Speaker!
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End of the World? by *keyanadrake ( Suggested by PinkyMcCoversong and Featured by Beccalicious )
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Doodelay Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Writer
FUCK YEA!

MYRTLE IS AWESOME XD
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Writer
XD
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worshipthesquid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Pure. Undiluted. Awesomeness.
A bit like Romantically Apocalyptic (better than it sounds. MUCH better), but shorter.
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Writer
:3 Thank you! And thank you for the watch too. <3
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worshipthesquid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work! I love you!
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
:blush: Thank you. :3
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Digital Artist
It packs a lot of personality for such a short piece. I would love it if Mertle did in fact somehow play a role in fighting zombies. :giggle:
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Writer
:giggle: Mertle, perhaps, has a fungus growing inside her that can cure the zombies! XD
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me grin like an evil mastermind. c:< After I'd read this, I am tempted to read it again to feel the amount of madness you've put into his tone.

Congratulations on the DLD!! :clap: It's so lively!! >:'D
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