Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Drabble: Fairy Tale Ending

Fairy Tale Ending

They lived happily ever after.

Their happy, endless lives bore witness to the rise and fall of kings. They saw the worst and most terrible wars of human existence, and were, as always, happy and alive.

Then the dawn of the robots - human population decimated, restricted to zoo-like reservations. On lived the two, still happy.

The robots left for other worlds long before the sun exhausted its hydrogen fuel, extinguishing all other life in the solar system in its final detonation.

And there they remain, long after the entropic heat death of the universe, victims of a careless cliche.

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