Priorities, Priorities.

It didn’t matter anymore.

That shipment of designer-label makeup and brushes Maggie saved and saved for, finally sitting in its box on her porch.

Those Mike sneakers Joe wasted his entire paycheck on.

The brand-new, glistening, powerful Lawn Steere tractor (and attachments) Lori drove home from the shop just yesterday. Parked in the outbuilding of her late grandfather’s estate.

Steve’s collection of bottle caps.

Ada’s books. Oh, how she loved books.

Even Clair’s six pack of beer, alone on the dusty counter.

None of that mattered, anymore, as Maggie, Joe, Lori, Steve, Ada, Clair, and every sentient being watched-heard-felt-breathed Methuselah’s Comet break through the atmosphere. And silence all of Earth.

©2021 Chel Owens

34 thoughts on “Priorities, Priorities.

    • Chel Owens June 26, 2021 / 8:27 pm

      😀 I’m just starting the break. We’ll see how it goes!

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    • Chel Owens June 26, 2021 / 8:28 pm

      ❤ Cherish the most important things.


  1. mymindlessdrivel June 26, 2021 / 9:54 am

    My, aren’t we cheery this morning! What happened – did you crash the Porsche?

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  2. tnkerr June 26, 2021 / 10:28 am

    This is the reason that you should always eat dessert first!
    Well done, Chel.

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    • Chel Owens June 26, 2021 / 8:32 pm

      😀 “Eat Dessert First” would’ve been a much better title!

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  3. LA June 26, 2021 / 11:12 am

    Endings are rarely happy

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    • Chel Owens June 26, 2021 / 8:33 pm

      The stupid guy shouldn’t have run off in panic without it!!

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  4. D. Wallace Peach June 26, 2021 / 2:17 pm

    Whoa. The chills running across my skin are ferocious. Phew, Chelsea. Intense writing.

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  5. obbverse June 26, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    Holy Methuselah! See Chel, that’s why I don’t like blinding Revelations.

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  6. Norah June 27, 2021 / 6:08 am

    Oh dear. We never know the hour or the day. I just hope it’s not too soon.

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  7. willowdot21 June 27, 2021 / 12:18 pm

    It’s the end of the world as we know it!
    Great story 😊

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