287. three days left

the villagers told the guru, “we will follow you forever if you will save the world from certain doom.”

the guru said, “i will go atop that hill and pray to the Goddess. she will hear my prayers and spare the world.”

the villagers watched as he walked atop the hill and got down on his knees. he clasped his hands together, looked up at the sky, and said, “now i am mumbling something so it looks like i’m praying to save the world.”