The world is going to end, maybe because of an alien invasion or meteor. Everybody knows that the world is going to end and accepts it because there isn't anything that can be done to avoid it. The Government provides some sedative tablets to the citizens, so that those who don't want to face the doom can go peacefully in their sleep. A woman along with her mother decide not to take the sedatives. The woman's husband and two children decide the other way.
The story ends with the woman and mother sitting in their front porch and the earth beginning to shake. The woman or her mother says something in the end but the other person was not able to hear it.
I guess the woman was a scientist who had a deep knowledge about what was happening.
I read an online copy of this. Don't remember anything about the date of publishing/author.