I can't say much about this. It gripped me from the start and i couldn't stop reading until the very end. Truly a slip into madness at what might be the mind of all those "cults" IRL who have taken their lives because of "the end of the world". It was nerve wracking, tense and frustrating...to read about people so abandoned to such a lunatic idea. I loved it.
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However, there are grammar mistakes and they sometimes stopped my flow as i had to reread sentences here and there. Nothing besides that though. A bit or repetitiveness in words instead of the use of pronouns or nouns. But, whatever, it's just fine editing. Though my words don't match my rating, i gave the rating because of the ending. The rating is subject to change from 4 to 5 stars for the next simple reasons.
The ending was a bit of a...sudden halt. As a Horror/Terror fan, readying from goosebumps to Dean Koontz, to Stephen King and blah blah, i was expecting of more of a shock ending, somber, dark, vile or even sunny also. The ending was...open one as movies depict in hopes of second parts or for the reader/viewer to just wonder. The problem with that is...then you must answer with more and of the same quality. For such a short story, so perfect in its simpleness....it means extending it...something that could make or break it. If you were to make a series of short stories...i'd be on board... other wise, it felt... not filling... like asking for seconds of a meal and being told there's no more.
Still, the last part is STRICTLY personal taste and i give you my vote, support, respect and best of luck.