Coping with loss on an unimaginable scale.
All things pass in time. Empires crumble. Stars go super-nova. Dreams fade. Species go extinct.
Worlds end. And now it's Earth's turn.
With humanity facing an inevitable and unavoidable fate, how will it spend its last hours? Will we rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light, or will we find a final peace in the acceptance of our ultimate mortality? Does it matter, in a world without a tomorrow, where there are no consequences for our actions?
Grief is an apocalyptic short story collection that examines the sociology of loss.
In "Denial," the thin blue line strains against a city overcome with nihilistic fury.
In "Anger," kidnappers have found someone they can blame.
In "Bargaining," a desperate woman has found a charismatic preacher who can promise salvation.
In "Depression," the last newscaster broadcasting the final countdown struggles with whether or not to bother.
In "Acceptance," revelers throw one last farewell party for the human race.
Praise for Grief
"The themes dealt with here are harsh and cruel. No sugarcoating, no complete bravery either... Said themes may upset some readers, but I found them fascinating all the same, for all the questions they raised."
"I found Michael Coorlim's writing style fast paced and involving, the imagery being darkly descriptive of the horrors occurring without being flowery and overblown."
" I gave this book 3 stars because although I liked the idea, I was a little disturbed by the content."