The Last Bike Ride by Mark Timlett
Approx. 46,980 words.
Published on December 16, 2012.
Steve Martin attempts to cycle home to his family after surviving a motorway pile-up as he and fellow panicking drivers witness a distant atomic explosion over London.
Some sort of terrorist attack had been expected for the last month since Pakistan had fired a small nuclear device over the border to wipe out massed Indian troops.
Who was behind the attack? Is this how the world ends?