Michelle Ann King’s story “Light Winds With a Chance of Velociraptors” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 June 2017.
Like Harry, I also once read a piece about the ‘what happens is what you believe’ theory, and decided it could create a different, and interesting kind of apocalypse. I love end-of-the-world stories, but so often the characters who fix it are soldiers, scientists and superheroes — and they’re almost always young, fit and gorgeous. I thought it might also be different, and fun, if this time it was a bunch of irreverent pensioners in an old folks’ home who saved the world. Plus, I couldn’t resist the idea of killing off someone in a tidal wave of hamsters. I think that might be my favourite fictional death yet.
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