Because I have guest posts but hate to give them low exposure by posting late, and because I’m either having massive autoimmune or the con crud returned in all its glory (either is possible. It’s been a stressful month.)
So — the theme for this vignette (try to keep it to two paragraphs, under 500 words) — is “Almost the end of the world.”
I.e. how the world almost ended and how the end was averted.
Points given for originality. (E.g. Bradbury, the end almost came because TV went out forever, it was averted by someone getting the idea of painting and cleaning.)
The top three — as pronounced by me — get a choice of signed copy of DST, signed copy of Through Fire or (when available, but I’m glacially slow at mailing, anyway. I eventually do it, but it usually takes three months or so, because I HATE THE POST OFFICE) signed (by author, not artist) poster of Darkship Revenge. (See cover below.)