Before Noon

Before Noon

176K Reads 15.1K Votes 72 Part Story
G (READ PERFECTION!) By squirrelg Completed


At noon, disasters sweep the planet. A long-awaited consequence of human wrongdoing - people have tried, but there is no turning back.

For taxi driver Isabel Ridley, trying to escape the apocalypse isn't the priority. Escaping the recurring nightmare is. She relives her last day on Earth over and over, from 6:41 to noon, and remembers everything.

Cursed with a twisted immortality, Isabel looks for ways to change the inevitable. Every modification to her day brings clues that don't add up. A failed space mission, a cover-up, and a light outside her window take her further from her routine, half a day at a time.

The world might stand a chance if she keeps dying.


Cover by @elzarion. Thank you!

Highest rank: #2 in science fiction (also #1 in science, #1 in time, #1 in sass, #1 in earth, #2 in epic, #2 Australia, #3 in alien, #9 in mystery)

Featured under Wattpad Picks/the featured list on 27.04.18 (for own record: 9.88k reads, 2.26k votes)

First place in:
The Chosen One of @FANTASCI
The Cryptic Awards
Scratchnem Awards
Royally Yours Awards
Sarang Awards
Summer Awards
Blank Sheets Special Awards
Flowers Awards
Blooming Awards
Titan Awards (+ best grammar)
Hidden Ge-ms July 2017
The Mystical Awards

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  • alien
  • apocalypse
  • apocalyptic
  • australia
  • dark
  • death
  • earth
  • epic
  • featured
  • femaleprotagonist
  • friendship
  • future
  • humor
  • mystery
  • romance
  • sass
  • science
  • sciencefiction
  • thriller
  • time
  • timetravel
  • uglycry
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Bunearybunny Bunearybunny Jul 05, 2018
                              I will drag my mom to Barnes and Nobles and use all my birthday Barnes and Nobles gift cards to get this book. It would be so awesome to get a solid copy I could bring to school and stuff! :D
_BlueberryPie_ _BlueberryPie_ Jul 02, 2018
Wow. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but this is an awesome chance and hopefully it works out! <3
Aspiredforever Aspiredforever Jul 16, 2018
Goodness, I never got to finish but getting it published would make my day!
JayStonesmith JayStonesmith Jul 10, 2018
Good luck! I didn't get a chance to finish the story, but I was really enjoying it. Hope I'll be able to buy the book in my local bookshop very soon!
butalive butalive Jul 08, 2018
So proud of you and this piece! I’m so glad I chose to read Before Noon when I did. I’ll be looking forward to being able to buy it when it hits the store! :)
dream-is-reality dream-is-reality Jul 07, 2018
Nooo! Man, I'm so sorry I missed the end of this. :(( I shouldn't have procrastinated. DX