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Armageddon

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:58 pm
by Phenopath
An inscrutable cow stands impassive on the crest of the hill as darkness consumes the stars.

As the village below her is laid waste by the firestorm, she does not flinch or bat a long-lashed eyelid. As the cataclysm overtakes mankind (surely it is the end of the world?) she remained unmoved by the screams of the damned.

Under her gaze the fires burn until the acrid grey morning, when nothing remains of the village except smoking ashes. Cow flicks an ear and surveys the scene uncomfortably. Her resolve is unbroken. Sadly, she thinks, she could not have avoided this.

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:59 pm
by Phenopath
Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:47 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.

On to the drabble. Except to note that all cows are inherently inscrutable I think this is a very strong piece.

I've never trusted bovines, myself.

Those damn cows.

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:52 pm
by Phenopath
ROU Killing Time wrote:
Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.
No, too funny. I am not my normal happy self today. After this debacle I am on a mission to make everybody miserable.

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:56 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Phenopath wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.
No, too funny. I am not my normal happy self today. After this debacle I am on a mission to make everybody miserable.
You're attempting to make everyone miserable by amusing them? Woulldn't it be easier and more effective to simply refrain from using deodorant for a week or so?

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:08 pm
by Phenopath
What is this 'deodorant'?

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:15 pm
by strawman
Would this by any chance be a red heifer?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:01 am
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:58 am
by Mr. Tweedy

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:34 pm
by Phenopath
Depressing context (bizzarely from a tourist info website): http://www.visitcumbria.com/footandmouth.htm

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:35 am
by strawman
ROU Killing Time wrote:
strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?
http://www.bible-prophecy.com/redheifer.htm

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:13 am
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?
http://www.bible-prophecy.com/redheifer.htm
That really is an apocalypse cow!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:51 pm
by strawman
That's the prophesy. So the drabble would have an interesting element if it were red instead of inscrutable.
Unless, that is, it is a Chinese cow.