One recent inversion is GOP children in the house that used to not play and took their ball home are now the ones playing, and the senate gop is throwing tantrums and threatening to sleep in the senate chambers.
For story telling, I did bedtime stories while laying with my kids in the dark the same way my grandma told me. I even sort of copied her style. I told stories of Tom and Becky, with Indians, rafts and canoes. I mixed in a little Keel Boat Davy Crocket setting but with Tom and Becky always front and center. Always rivers and woods, and tree houses, never an electronic reference at all. I didn't purposely omit them, I was in the story and adding events from scratch, with sound effects, and Indian language [grunts always got a giggle]. When Amy grew out of them, she was laying with Steffi one night, and prompted her "This one is really good!" and the story rolled on.
btw, we got Amy a canoe, and she and her friends used it all the time. Steffi goes with her friend (that owns a boat)and cousins (canoe and kayak).
For the Apocalypse, try to muster a Lee Strasburg method acting technique and be Nero. China thinks the US is less consequential now.