The Last 8 Minutes Of Mankind by Ira S. Mac
Approx. 3,990 words.
Published on October 2, 2010.
After official institutions and amateur astronomers record a planet-killer solar radiation flare and announce it to the world, people from all over the planet react in different ways. Others in shock and denial and others in their own particular way. In the end, all that matters is that mankind is about to perish and one unique traveler far away will be the only proof that Earth ever existed...