so i had a very vivid dream last night regaurding, you guessed it, the Apocalypse.
It starts late one night. i am watching the news, when a breaking story hits. the anchor says that the world is going to end at 10:30 a.m. the next morning. there is nothing that anyone can do, so we should get together with our loved ones and wait for the inevitable. hearing this i go into the basement and fall asleep. i wake up the next morning and climb the stairs out of the basement. i am greeted by the sight of my family all around me. they are all panicking about how the world was going to end or even if it was gonna end. i chime in and tell them that it is, in fact, going to end but the planet is just going to blow up and vaporize us before we know what hit us. just then i look out the window into the backyard and i see a geyser of lava erupt from the ground. we all stand there and watch as the lava flow becomes bigger and creeps toward the house. i am the first to react by running out the front door and take a right, trying to outrun the lava at all costs. eventually my brother catches up with me, as another geyser erupts to our left and the ground begins to fall apart into a lake of lava. the path ahead of us is nothing but a lava. we backtrack and begun running through backyards dodging more lava, watching the ground continue to fall apart. eventually we come to a tunnel. on the other side of the tunnel is the ocean and for some reason, my brother and i want to get to the ocean. we work our way through the tunnel when it starts to fall into a lava pit like everything else. we come to a doorway, the ground behind us is liquefying. we open the door to see the room is mostly lava, but if we get a good jump we can clear the room. my brother goes first and make the jump fine, but he keeps going and leaves me behind. i don't have enough room behind me to get a running start, so i just jump. my left foot hits the other side, and the ground cracks and starts to sink into the lava. as i fall back into, waiting to feel the pain, a hand reaches out and grabs my left arm. i look up to see my mom holding my arm. but im too heavy for her to keep up for long. my right leg sinks into the lava up to my thigh. i feel my leg melting away.my right arm grabs a doorway and i pull myself out of the lava. the lava had seared my wound shut, so there was no blood. i crawl/ hop out of the tunnel and onto a boardwalk over the ocean. i see floating way out in the distance, a futuristic city safe from harm. i try to think of a way out when i see a towering, massive man in front of me. he has long red hair and a long red beard, but there is grey in his hair. i dont remember how i found out, but i realized he was God. He told me that this was the way He said the world would end, in fire. He said that there was nothing anyone could do. each of us would have to die, even those in the ocean would be boiled alive. He showed me visions of dead children floating in water as it boiled them, He made me fall into the boiling waters to feel their pain.
next thing i knew i was back in the boardwalk in front of Him. the thought of all the wrong that i did in the world came flooding back to my mind. i fell to my knee and told Him i was sorry for everything. as He walked away He told to it was too late for an apology. i then black out. when i wake up i am in a pit of pure blackness. i start to walk forward and a blue flame erupts just giving me enough light to make out that i am on a bridge. as i move forward more blue flames erupt revealing more of the bridge. i see gates along the bridge and as i try to open the first, i realize that it is locked. just then i hear noises coming from the backness of the sides of the bridge. suddenly i see a mutilated hadn reach up and grab the side of the bridge. this thing pulls itself up onto the bridge. it grins an impossibly large grin, revealing hundreds of razor sharp fangs. this thing starts to come at me. as i try to bust the gate open more of these things start to climb onto the bridge. i turn around and demand this thing tell me where i am and to let me through the gate. the things grin grows even wider and it says "you are in Hell, my dear friend, and i will let you through the gate when we are done with you." just before the things can grab me i wake up.
i have had a few apocalypse based dreams, and they all take place in different locations and with different people around, but one single element sticks with each one. the world always ends with lava. whether i am trapped in a cave and lava is seeping in, or erupting from the ground or manifesting everywhere. there is always lava. how do you think the world will end, nuclear war? black hole? an invasion of some kind?