Today you’re a member of an alien race that’s just wiped out the planet earth in a single strike, engulfing the world in a thick coating of fire, and your mom is getting on your case big time.
“What are you doing, Trgph?” she’s asking through your bedroom door.
“Watching the world burn,” you tell her.
“Which one?” she asks.
“The blue one,” you tell her. “Or, the one that used to be blue. It’s probably black now.”
“Well it’ll still be burning after you do your homework. Hit the books mister.”
You finish your homework, then you go back to the window. Your mom was right. It’s still burning. It will burn for another few months, in fact. Then it will be gone, except for a few charred remnants that float off into the black.
Happy Watch The World Burn Day!