Click here for nice stories main menu

main menu   |   youngsters categories   |   authors   |   new stories   |   search   |   links   |   settings   |   author tools

The Last Man On Earth (standard:science fiction, 247 words)
Author: Michael Lance KerstingAdded: Feb 17 2011Views/Reads: 1895/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Lonliness can be a terrible thing.

The Last Man On Earth 

2080 AD. 

( A freezing Wintry night. A snow covered cabin in the woods.) 

The last man on earth sat at a table with a revolver In his hand. A
kerosene lamp on the table illuminated the room He was planning to end 
it all due to his boredom and loneliness. After a final look around, he 
raised the gun to his head and was about to squeeze the trigger when he 
heard a knocking at his front door Knock ! Knock ! Knock ! Who could it 
be? He wondered. He thought that the last Great War 3 had wiped out all 
life on the Planet but him His mind raced “Could it be another 
survivor?”He thought happily It's been three years since the War. He 
got up quickly, knocking over a bucket in his haste and rushed towards 
the door. The knocking was persistent,urgent. 

Knock ! Knock! Knock! 

He opened the door quickly and looked to left and then to the right Into
the darkness But to his surprise no one was there, Puzzled he wondered 
If his imagination was playing tricks on him Then, looking down, he saw 
a huge brown Beetle trying to get in out of the cold. He scooped it up 
and burst out into laughter.All thoughts of suicide vanishing from his 

Later,happily,he painted the Beetle red ,named it “Red” And the Beetle
became his constant companion forever after. 

Copyright © Michael Lance Kersting 2011. 


Authors appreciate feedback!
Please vote, and write to the authors to tell them what you liked or didn't like about the story!
Michael Lance Kersting has 62 active stories on this site.
Profile for Michael Lance Kersting, incl. all stories
Due to abuse, voting is disabled.

stories in "science fiction"   |   all stories by "Michael Lance Kersting"  

Nice Stories @, support email: nice at nicestories dot com
Powered by StoryEngine v1.00 © 2000-2014 - Artware Internet Consultancy BV