You Will Be the Death of Me

100 Lyrics into Stories — No65

Jillian Spiridon
2 min readJun 9, 2024
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The ticking clock in front of Alyn spoke of a world ending.

In the past, it had been an hourglass with golden sands — but that had been Before.

Before the Rising.

The Rising had heralded all sorts of machines, resulting in a world that didn’t know what it wanted to be. Machina walked side by side with people of all kinds.

This world hadn’t been what the Grandmaster had planned.

But even an all-powerful being like him could not have foreseen everything that would come to pass.

Alyn closed her eyes as the clock continued to tick down, slowly.

This is my third take on the 100 Story Challenge! Lyrics define these stories, and this piece‘s title was inspired by “Time is Running Out” from Muse.

For the other stories in this iteration, check out the link below:

100 Lyrics into Stories

72 stories

If you missed out on rounds one and two, I’ve linked both my original 100 Story Challenge list as well