Art by David Revoy/ Blender Foundation

Doghouse Picnic

By Daniel Lynch

When the apocalypse started about half an hour ago, I thought about cupcakes. It wasn’t really the cupcakes, and I’m sure I don’t know why that was the memory I focused on while the buildings around me were bending like slinkies, but I’d never been in an apocalypse before and for all I knew that was exactly the sort of thing that’s supposed to happen.

“Have you been in an apocalypse before?” Gus asked me about a minute after it started.

I think I made him up.

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