The end

Prompt curtsy of Dale Rogerson

It was the end, the end of all things. Time to say goodbye. Retirement sucks, but the retirement of the whole human race that hurts.

This was the last hooray, the last cheer and the last bow. Dim the lights. Silence the orchestra, but do not close the curtains. Let the place of our being, shine out like a beacon. For what comes next.

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    I’m glad, at least, something is coming after us

    1. Michael Humphris

      We followed the dinosaurs so I guess something small may follow us

  2. ceayr

    A tad melodramatic perhaps, Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Only just a tad, I can recall when every english town had a fever hospital. I worked at one, one where some of the staff where former patients.

  3. Anita

    The show will go on!
    Irrespective of whether we are there or not on stage…

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is true Anita, it is why stage curtains should be always left open.

  4. Keith's Ramblings

    Let’s keep the flame alive.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It may depend on how much rain we get in the coming weeks.

  5. trentpmcd

    Perhaps the show will be better without us mucking things up…

    1. Michael Humphris

      We mucking things up, surely not

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    You’ve waxed philosophical this week. Nicely done.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I have two much more interesting flash stories ready to go. But waxing philosophical sadly took my muse over.

  7. Iain Kelly

    Apocalyptic theatre! 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      I hope only temporarily so Iain.

  8. Na'ama Yehuda

    Oy vey … and … sorry, but if this were the last ‘play’, I can tell ya that I will not PLAY! 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      I love going to the theatre, but this would be one play we could do without.

      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        I hear ya … I don’t know many people who’d want to sit through a play with a migraine (or be attending a play where someone had a serious medical emergency … The drama should be on the stage, not in the seats … 😉 ).

        1. Michael Humphris

          Yes the drama should be on stage, but it was as this was the very last performance by humanity

  9. msjadeli

    I like your poetic ending.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sadly I am no poet, so I really appreciate your comment

      1. msjadeli

        You are most welcome.

  10. plaridel

    you ended it with hope. that’s the good thing. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      In my view of human society there is always a positive angle…

  11. Tannille

    Hopefully things will change…

    1. Michael Humphris

      We need good leadership to create change,

      1. Tannille

        They seem absent now days.

        1. Michael Humphris

          That is true. Which makes me think that it would be a good subject for study at a university. Or perhaps a topic for Friday fictioneers

  12. Innerdialects

    Ahhhhhh. But do not close the curtain. Brilliant.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, open curtains are so important

  13. draliman

    Whether we’re here or not, life will go on in some form…

    1. Michael Humphris

      But I wonder who will record it,

  14. granonine

    The whole human race? Oh, I truly hope not! You’ve said a lot in very few words!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I told my muse off for being pessimistic

      1. granonine


  15. susanmehr

    So much said. Well written.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Susan,

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