About

One day the world woke up and found itself much changed…

What is this?

This is a blog about the world after.  What happens to a civilization when faced with aliens, zombies, or the sudden disappearance of chairs?  What types of personal ads would you see?  News clippings?  Piano recitals?  Who would band together to pass secret messages over the airwaves, hide in abandoned warehouses, and fight the good fight?

Speaking of the resistance…

Some of the posts on this blog are secret.  There are different levels, different passwords.  This is your reward for reading the About page: lauraroslin

Who are you?

I’m nobody, who are you?

There are currently two authors, which is why occasionally you’ll see us commenting on eachother’s posts (I’m not smart enough to figure out multiple author accounts, so instead we’re tagging our posts with ‘Scotch’ and ‘OntheRocks’ my apologies to future collaborators who will have to be called ‘Soda’, ‘Twist’, and ‘JohnnyWalkerBlack’).  Because of privacy concerns, we’re choosing to remain anonymous for now.  If you need to get in touch with us, please leave a comment on one of the posts, or email us: aftereverafter3 AT gmail DOT com.

We have a twitter!  www.twitter.com/after_everafter

I have this Idea…

After Ever After is now open to reprint fiction and original poetry.  Guidelines can be found here.

You have the Opposite of a Helpful About Page

Yes I know.  I’m terribly sorry about that.

Attempted Remedy of our Terrible Deficiencies

Now that it’s been almost 6 months since our first post, I have a slightly better idea of what we’re doing.

First we pick an apocalypse, e.g. aliens, elephants, robots… Then we write posts from the perspective of individuals who are experiencing said apocalypse.  A big apocalypse, like an alien invasion, will last a couple of months: long enough for me to exhaust all the easy jokes and relevant news clippings.  Characters will appear, reappear, re-reappear and disappear until I remember they exist and dredge them back up via a vague reference in a post tag footnote.  Posts do not need to be read in order, but I tend to rely on self-referential humor so it may help.  Then again, I’m not very funny so maybe it wouldn’t help.

Occasionally we do apocalypse related posts that are not hyper fiction: such as a guide to creating your very own apocalypse survival bag.  For (pretend) ease of viewing, we divide things by category.  Click on ‘robots’ on the right side menu on the main page to get all the in-character posts related to the current theme.

A mini apocalypse, which we call interludes, last a week or two at most.  They’re a little closer in style and flavor to a serialized short story.

When I don’t have the time to post, we will reprint fiction and poetry: generally I’m looking for things that are dark and funny at the same time.

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    • Though I suppose it didn’t answer my husband’s first question when he saw your page. Which was wanting to know about the Walmart shown in your header picture. But don’t worry, I distracted him with the seven Haikus on defending a sandwich from aliens. =)

      • Haha, well to answer your husband’s question: the Wal-mart photo was taken by me near Pass Christian, Mississippi in February of 2006–so about 6 months after Katrina. I looked for other apocalyptic images online but ultimately felt more comfortable using a photograph I owned the rights to. I’m not sure why that red tent was in the parking lot, but it’s certainly intriguing.

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