The Last Humans

Adrian, Adnan and Emily were the last humans on the planet called Earth. War, famine, disease and mostly stupidity had wiped out most of the population on their planet. Other unsavory events and unforeseen circumstances led to them being the sole survivors. They were roaming the streets of what was once the city of Boston. 

Adrian was a Boston resident with a strong Irish lineage. He was a bartender and a husband before the apocalypse.  Continue reading

The Job Hunt

Allen was at work. It was a typical day at work. And that meant he would end up crunching numbers for the entire day.

He was a senior analyst for corporate accounts at Moneywell Industries. He had been one for over 3 years now with no sight of a promotion or compensation appraisals.

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Little Kevin

Little Kevin was smiling. He was wearing a suit today. He liked it. The suit made him fee all grown up. The suit made him look older.

He wanted to wear the suit for a long time. But his mother had said no. She said suits are only meant to be worn on special occasions. He asked what kind of occasions? She mentioned weddings and funerals.

Little Kevin was wearing the suit because it was his grandpa’s funeral. Grandpa was old and weak. He had a weak heart and even weaker lungs. His last breath must have been while he was asleep. Someone had said that he seemed to have been scared to death in the night. He was found with his eyes wide open and clinging to the blanket. But no one could figure out what was it that had petrified grandpa.

Little Kevin was strutting around in the suit. He felt something jutting out of his pocket. It was a Halloween mask. Little Kevin put it back inside and looked around to see if someone saw the mask. No one did.

Little Kevin’s mother had said he could wear the suit only during weddings and funerals. He knew he couldn’t get someone in the family to marry anytime soon. But he certainly could get someone in the family to die.

Little Kevin was smiling. Little Kevin was finally wearing a suit today.

The Bridge.

Alan had seen this view before. He’d loved this view every time he did. The view from the Helix bridge summed up his entire love life.

To the right near the Esplanade theatres is where he had first met his wife. They both enjoyed the concert performance that evening with their friends. Alan and she stayed back for a few drinks. Their conversations revealed that both were orphans who had worked hard to succeed in life. There was a mutual admiration which turned into affection.

The Promontory to the far left was where they had enjoyed the fireworks in the Bay Area on one of their earlier dates. He remembered that the place was packed with people and that gave all the more reason for her to stay really close to him. They walked back home that night and were walking around through the next morning. That was when he realised how much he loved her.

Towards the left behind him was the giant carrousel, the Singapore Flyer, where he had popped the question to her. The setup was planned by him with close friends present while he went down on one knee and asked her to spend her entire life with him. Her answer had been a resounding Yes! Her tears had been those of absolute joy that evening.

To the right behind the theatres he saw the plush Mandarin Oriental where they had their wedding reception. With only their friends in attendance they had a small intimate affair. He remembered the crazy photos they had taken that evening. Even when she was making funny faces, his wife looked gorgeous.

Their favourite Italian restaurant was at the centre of this view. The last time they were there was to celebrate their wedding anniversary. He remembered they had shared a sinful dessert at the end of their meal, compliments of the restaurant. She looked radiant that evening!

Yes, his life with his wife was almost summed up entirely with the view that lay before his eyes as he stood on the Helix bridge.

But that life was now only a memory. His wife had passed away last week. He lost her in a car accident. Alan had been devastated since then. But now he was calm as he stood their admiring the view. He had walked down from his office to the bridge after a day’s work and was still in his business suit.

Alan stood their motionless as he saw his life with her flash before his eyes. After what seemed an eternity to casual observers, Alan moved to take support of the railing of the bridge as he lifted himself up.

It is then that people around Alan noticed a handcuff around his left hand chaining him to the briefcase he was carrying. They realised what he was about to do. But before anyone could react, Alan had already taken the plunge into the Singapore river below and was propelled all the way to the floor due to the weight of the stuffed briefcase. An hour later when his body was recovered, his life was long gone.

Earlier that day Alan had decided to end his life. But wanted to have one last glimpse of all the places where he had enjoyed a happy life with his now late wife. He left a simple note on his work desk which read –

“Headed to The Bridge, one last time.”

Last Night

She woke up with a smile. And why not? Last night was phenomenal! HE was phenomenal! There was a spark that she hadn’t seen in a while.

He had just taken her as she lay there,without any warning or any hesitation. She found it brutal and sensual at the same time. That had excited her.

The foreplay. The caressing. The kiss. The lovemaking. All of it felt sublime. Almost surreal but in a fantastic way! She didn’t even have time to turn on the lights. And after they were done she just fell off to sleep.

This morning she awoke before he did. He was facing the other way and seemed in deep sleep. She decided to surprise him with some breakfast in bed.

She tiptoed out of bed and into the shower. The shower helped her feel a tad fresh and relaxed. She stepped out of the shower and noticed that he was still asleep. She made her way to the kitchen.
As she stepped towards the kitchen she saw the main door swing open. Startled at first, then completely astonished, she screamed!
The man who walked through the open door was her husband, the man who supposedly was making love to her last night.