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  • This is how some of us imagine it, no doubt. A hooded figure appears from the smoke, beckoning.

    There are many versions, though. Something for everyone. Something to fear and avoid.

    I think we're happier when there's a tangible and imminent end to it all. We wavered a bit, once faith in the old stories of fire and retribution had lost their sparkle. But then we got nuclear sorted out, and hot on its heels came environmental meltdown. Filling the vacuum if you like.

    This version was found near a place called Hellhole. We didn't know if it was coming or going.
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