All the Ways a World Can End

By @mirandas

All the Ways a World Can End

By @mirandas

Entry for YALLWrite Writing Contest. Prompt: "If I thought the world had ended, I was wrong...."

Chapter 1

If I thought the world had ended,

I was wrong. The Earth still

spun. The stars still moved. My sister

still ate all the salsa before I could

get to it. See, that’s the thing. The world

always ends more slowly than you expect,

the sun burning just a fraction closer

to heat death, none of us noticing

how the Milky Way looks

just a little colder. And the world ending

doesn’t have to be a bad thing,

either. Uprooting yourself from California

to Minnesota–a different world. Moving

from middle school to high school–

a different world. Becoming a big sister.

Becoming an aunt. All the tiny ways

your world can change. Little globes

spinning to a stop, and new ones

beginning to turn.

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