Awesome Cataclysms, Inc.

The sky was hidden by dense gray clouds.  Esmeralda tried to wipe the sky clean with a smile, but to no avail.  She heard a commotion outside her window.  Brushing aside the diaphanous  curtains, Esmeralda peeked through the window.  They were here.  Esmeralda  opened the door and spoke to them.

“Are you the Four Horsemen I requested?”  They nodded.

“You’re LATE.   I had to cancel the Apocalypse.  Next time, dress appropriately…not like cowboys. See Aphrodite in wardrobe.  Thor!  Nix the storm clouds.   Loki, we missed our window…see when there’s another.   Thank you all for coming!   See the Paymaster.”

Damn zombies.

Friday Fictioneers @ Addicted to Purple
Photo Prompt:  Copyright Kelly Sands
Word Count:  100

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When I was a kid I wanted to be an "atomic" scientist. Not anything my mother expected of me. Well, I became a scientist, just not an atomic one.

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32 comments on “Awesome Cataclysms, Inc.
  1. So why blame the zombies? Haven’t they already been through enough! 🙂

  2. Y. Zheng says:

    So funny, especially the cancel the apocalypse part.

  3. Sun says:

    love how your Esmeralda commands the story and asking the zombies to dress appropriately. such fun!

  4. Ellespeth says:

    “You’re LATE. I had to cancel the Apocalypse. Next time, dress appropriately…not like cowboys.” Hahaha! I liked this piece…you handled Esmeralda perfectly!

  5. Kate Loveton says:

    Oh, loved this one! VERY funny. ‘Go see the paymaster.’ Some great lines. (By the way, are you receiving my emails?)

    • Lucy says:

      I haven’t checked today. You sent one last week and I sent you one that I will get to that email. in the next day or whatever. Let me check and I will promptly write to you. See Aphrodite in wardrobe. Lucy

  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Lucy, this is wonderful! What a brilliant take on the prompt! You are so clever! Love your story and thanks for the entertainment! Nan 🙂

  7. Haha had to cancel the Apocalypse… loved it!

  8. Dear Lucy,

    Some days it just doesn’t pay to plan an apocalypse. Entertaining story.



  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    Great take on the prompt. A well crafted character and some very entertaining dialogues. Wonderful.

  10. ContactRida says:

    hahaha. brilliantly clever and funny:) nothing sucks more than a rescheduled apocalypse:) at least the horsemen didn’t come dressed as the Village People:)

  11. elappleby says:

    So annoying when people don’t turn up on time and make you cancel the apocalypse – very very funny 🙂

  12. wipe the sky clean with a smile How often do we try to do that? Well done.

    • Lucy says:

      Thank you. I just tried to wipe the sky clean today. It was raining and I got very, very wet. Thanks for coming by. I appreciate it. Lucy

  13. So there’s no Apocalypse Now?
    Damn, I was just in the mood for one.
    Do you have any popcorn?
    Nice piece.

    • Lucy says:

      Thanks I believe there is an apocalypse hotline so you can check the schedule. Now what did I do with that number? Yes, plenty of popcorn. Better get there early so you get a good seat. Thanks for coming by. Lucy.

  14. Lucy, That was funny. 😀 Things can so often go wrong and it can be the little things that mess you up like zombies beging late or not dressing properly. Amusing and well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • Lucy says:

      Thank you so much. You are right. It’s the little things. Thanks for coming by and I appreciate your comment. Esmeralda might attempt the apocalypse soon, so good luck to you. Lucy

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