“The Last One” • Written and Narrated by Rob Dircks

“The Last One” • Written and Narrated by Rob Dircks

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Hi guys! I don’t want to give too much away on this story, so I’ll just say it was inspired by something I saw that made me think that some people are so gifted, it’s impossible for me not to think they somehow touch something divine. Let’s get right to it!

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Read the Story (3,400 words / 15-minute read):

“The Last One”

Written and narrated by Rob Dircks

“House is secure. Transport ready to move out.”

The radio crackles. “Hold position. Swarm is on the move. Sending in remotes. Wait for all clear.” 


I pull the helmet off my coversuit, look down, and frown.

This is ridiculous. 

She’s a kid, eleven or twelve max, though no one could ever be a hundred percent certain anymore, with all the records gone. There are still lots of other people I can take care of in this shitstorm, people who can contribute, not hang around my neck like an anchor. They send me to grab her? She’s an anchor.

“What’s your name, kid?” 

To read on, check out Listen To The Signal: Short Stories Volume 1 at Amazon.

2 Responses

  1. Betty Johnson
    | Reply

    Thank you. Excellent and touching as always.

  2. Natalie Dana
    | Reply

    I eagerly devour your work in all forms and length! I’m thrilled to have found these short stories! They will help fill the time gap between when I finish “The Other Unit” (im just starting it) and waiting for the next book, “You’re Going to Mars!”

    This platform is a genius idea as it allows many potentially new fans free access into your witty and creative mind, all-the-while hooking us with your PERFECT narration. I dont think another narrator could do as much for these books and you do reading them yourself. I cant say enough good here but that doesnt mean I wont stop trying to do all I can to bring others to this author.

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