It is entirely appropriate that I am blogging on the day the world ends because I’m married to a man who’s been predicting doom and gloom since the day we met. He’s not as bad as those survivalists you see on TV, but he does expect “the end of life as we know it” to come in some form one day, and he even has a plan for it. I’m not sure what the plan is, exactly (I do know it involves making bread from the sun using tinfoil . . . I think), but if the Apocalyptic Dystopian Destruction Thingy ever finds us, he’ll be ready. Sort of. For some of it. Maybe.
Meanwhile, I am the eternal optimist, and I never worry about the world ending. I was raised being told that it would end any day, and I’ve been waiting years for THAT scenario to happen, too. I got skeptical the longer it took. I was the one during Y2K who said, “Bottles of water? For what?” Turned out I was right.
Fortunately, my eternal optimism counters his doomsday predictions so we get on fairly well. I let him collect things for the end, and he lets me use them up when we run out of, say, flour. It works for us.
But I’ve finally decided that I really ought to have a plan of my own for the “end.” So here’s my plan: Find a mall. Go in it. Live there until all the stuff I need is used up or gone. Find another mall. Avoid the zombies.
It’s a simple plan, but I like it.
So what is your plan for Doomsday? Or are you skeptical about the end? If you joined me at the mall, what could you bring to the table? (Hey, I can’t let just anybody in, sheesh!)
Written by Sabrina Jeffries
Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of a whole bunch of historical romance novels for Pocket Books and Avon Books, as well as a caffeine addict, Third Culture Kid, chocoholic, and jigsaw puzzle aficionado. Before writing as SJ, she wrote 8 historicals as Deborah Martin (now being revised and re-released) and 3 contemporary paranormal romantic suspense novels as Deborah Nicholas. Her 24th SJ book, WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES, will be out in June, and her first revised Deborah Martin re-release, BY LOVE UNVEILED, is out now!
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