Flash Fiction – “Daylight Savings Time”

CN: Apocalyptic Machinery

Daylight Savings Time

by Anthony Jutz

The massive gyroscopic machine constructed within the Earth’s core was prepared and ready to go for its twice annual activation. It cost the entire globe a week’s worth of power just to make the machine work, but tradition was tradition and who the hell’s gonna argue with that? Not this narrator.

The engineering and science crews double-checked their numbers. Everything was all set to abruptly rotate the Earth by 15° to make it an hour later than it currently is. The captain activated the “fasten seatbelts” sign and hit the switch. It was time for Daylight Savings Time, fuckers!

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