For the weekend challenge, we're playing the ambiguity card again and leaving interpretation up to you. Give us 33-333 words with this as your inspiration:
The world will end in three days.
The World Will End in Three Days
They sing 'Happy Birthday' to him. He blows out the sparkly candles, all three of them. His awkward expression bares a mixture of emotions: proud yet visibly out of sorts at the same time. He's happy because today he's a Big Boy. He's sad because he fell asleep last night. And she didn't forget to come.
They remind him again that she is coming to make sure that he turns from a toddler into a Big Boy. Tonight, he tells himself, I am going to stay awake. He is going to be on guard all night, because he isn't even sure if he wants to be a Big Boy at all.
They told him about her for the first time last night. They reassure him that she is kind and will bring him a small present while he sleeps. How can he believe that she is nice? He doesn't really even want her fancy candles anyway.
He doesn't get a bedtime storybook tonight. They tell him a story about the Binky Fairy instead. She's coming the night before he turns three--in two nights--they said. He secretly hopes that she will forget his birthday, or get lost on her way. Because if she doesn't, he fears that the world will end in three days.