Short Story - SciFi/Horror
Every now and then I just get taken by the ghoulish notion of an apocalyptic situation and can't say no. This one came to me in 2014 as a three way car crash. In one vehicle was a debate about the economic machinery of the Star Trek universe and whether or not it could ever exist in reality. In a second vehicle, careening around the corner, was a radio story about how Amazon was now doing to Walmart what Walmart had once done to all the mom and pop shops it supplanted. And jumping the red light was the time of the year - Thanksgiving Week - rushing to get to the mall for some cheery gluttonous black friday sales mayhem.
What happens when they collide?
Well, you're just going to have to read the story and find out.