Become a Fan
By Jessie L Gray
Monday, February 04, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
this is just something i wrote nothing to good
In a world filled with people with terror and grief lies a lonely hobo who has nothing because of the wars he knows the end of the world is coming but he does not wish to admit the knowledge he knows. The wars are killing people children losing parents, parents losing children. Pretty much everyone is losing someone one way or another. And most of the time it isn't pretty how they lose them because normally you end up witnessing there death. How does this hobo know this? He knows this because he was there he witnessed his whole family murdered and his house and his shop burned now he lives all alone on the streets trying to survive. He told me this story and if you wish to hear a story of mass murder heartbreak and loss then read on but if you are weak minded do not continue reading this story.
October 19th 3050, the day before the war Antonio felt something different in the air but he isn't sure what. His wife Michelle was reading in the family room and his two children Santana and Jacob were on the floor coloring, and also his sister Alyssa and her three children her two sons Adam Jr. and Ricky and her daughter Kristine . They are with Antonio and his family because Alyssa's husband Adam died recently of cancer and there house was repossessed because she had no job and no way to pay the house payments and I am staring out the window looking at the darkening sky I can sense something is wrong but I cannot place what is wrong but I feel something is going to, has, or is happening. I will not tell the family so I do not worry them about something that may be so simple. I stare until my wife calls to me, I tell myself to stop worrying nothing will go wrong, I never realized that today would be the last safe day of our lives.
October 20th 3050, all started normal and then it happened. It all happened in such a commotion the alarms sounded there was screaming the skies darkened I knew at that moment what I felt coming was real and it was here. I grab my wife and children and race them to the basement lock them in there and tell them I will be back as I had to go find Alyssa and her kids. I was worried of leaving them alone but I could not leave my sister and her children out there to possibly die, so I left my wife and kids and went to find her. It did not take long they were hiding in the guest room under the bed. I told them it would be safer to go to the basement with me and my wife and kids, so then I grabbed them and brought them with me into the basement. I told everyone it would be safer this way but inside I was not to sure of that statement.
October 31st 3050, It has been eleven days since whatever came to us began we have not left the basement since I brought them down there. We are tired, cold, hungry, thirsty, dirty, and we probably smell bad. I finally tell them I should go outside and see if its safe or not, and that I should get some supplies being as I do not know how long we will be down there. I also say if I do not come back I love them all and I will miss them. I then gave them each a hug and a kiss, and as I turn to leave I see a tear in my wives eye, I wipe it and say do not worry dear I will be back and I then kiss her gently and walk away. I felt very bad for walking away from them, they were my whole life and I knew if I lost them I would be devastated, and I felt that if they lost me they would be heartbroken. Yet I knew if I did not go out and see if it was safe and if it was not I would have to get supplies so we could survive. As we would not know how many days we would be in the basement hiding and hoping to survive. I was not expecting to see what I saw, what I saw was a lot worse. I knew then that what came was not something here and go, it was a war. A war that might cause the end of the world. What I saw though really shocked me it was only eleven days after it started after all. Trees were down everywhere, there were cars on fire, there were houses on fire, there were bodies on the ground, there was screaming, the sky looked ablaze as it was so red, orange, and yellow. As I was walking around I was frightened I was going to die at any moment, and also at that point I had no idea what was doing this to us. My first stop before supplies was checking in on my best friend and partner at my shop, Kole and his wife. When I did get there
I fell to my knees and cried. There house was burned completely there was only ashes left, I walked further and tried to see if they were alive all that I found were bones in the room I figured to be there living room but I was not sure because of how badly destroyed it was. I broke down again because my best friend who I knew since I was about four was gone. And at that point I knew whoever or whatever did this was going to pay and if they touched my family, I knew they would die, as with nothing left and no one in this house I left, it was time to find supplies. It was a long and painstaking process but I knew my family and I's survival depended on me finding them. Finding them was hard because everywhere in town was either on fire or destroyed, I broke down many times in searching. I did eventually though find supplies and I gathered as many as I could and set on my way back to my family. On the way back was when I found out what was causing all this and it was very frightening. They were very big, maybe triple the height of me and maybe 500 pounds or more, they were humans, men to be exact and they had a sense to them that sent a shiver down my spine. I realized that unless you were careful you would not survive around them and I was realizing at that moment that this was to be the end of the world. And that there was not much time left, I raced back home as fast as I could without being noticed by those.. creatures I call them. Upon my return it was silent to silent even for them being in the basement at this point I was frightened beyond reason, but to my relief went I got downstairs they were just sleeping. I woke up Michelle and said I needed to talk to her it was important. I told her Kole and his wife Tori were gone she did not understand and I told her of how I discovered there house burned completely and all I found were there charred bones, after telling her that and seeing her breakdown and cry I realized I should gave kept my mouth shut. I feel I am ruining everything right now, and keep thinking "why didn't I take them and run when we had the chance? why am I risking there lives? why?!" I may never know why but I know it was one of the worst mistakes of my life. Michelle was still crying over the loss of Kole and Tori when I finally told her she should rest and I also decided not telling her what else I discovered until she was better from this loss. We also decided not to tell the children being as Kole and Tori were family to them, they loved them with all there heart. Today had been a hard day but they would only get harder as time went on and more death and loss would be arising making the family even more mentally unstable.
November 5th 3050 Antonio felt in the air there was only a matter of time before the end was here. Each and everyday he went out and searched for his family to make sure they were alright and each and every day he found one more dead. He had found his Mother In Law, his Mom, his Aunt Susie, and his brother Chris. With each of these deaths exposed was really getting to his family, Michelle was very upset, mentally unstable, and worried that at any moment her whole family was just going to drop dead. His children were not much better they had lost both grandmothers, an uncle, and an aunt they were worried about there mother and father and scared for themselves as well. My sister Alyssa and her children were doing there best to comfort them even though they were just as upset at losing family as we were but it was easier for them were they were not close to any of the family but me and my family. I felt very bad for this because I knew it was my fault they knew all of this, I could of taken them away to some were safe but I took no heed of the signs I had gotten when I should have. I cried after each of them was asleep not knowing if they were going to make it through the night and out of all of them I would only wake Alyssa she would wake and come and comfort me and tell me everything would be okay and we would make it through this hardship but for some reason her comforting words did no good I did not feel better I just knew we wouldn’t be ok. And as another morning came it was time for me to go out and see if any other family member had not made it through the night. As I was packing a first aid kit and water Jake came up to me and said to me, “Daddy may I go with you?” I was taken aback by this request and I asked him why and he said because he wanted to go see but I knew I shouldn’t as it might be dangerous and I did not wish to risk his life. And then he gave me the look and I could not say no because the look always made me say yes, so I told him I would tell his mother we would be back soon. She was not happy I was taking Jake but she would not question my decision. So we soon afterward set out in the direction of my other brother Greg’s home, as he lived alone I was hoping with all my heart he was alright because I was incredibly close with him. Jake was surprisingly not that much of a bother he never asked questions about things he saw and I do not know how he could not sense that the end was near it was clawing at me like a cat does to a scratching post, but maybe he just does not have the talent as I do. After about fifteen minutes of walking we got to his house… hmm no I correct myself mansion and it was partially on fire so that cause a bit of alarm but most everything was so I was not too worried. As we entered we heard clashing about and a gruff voice I had assumed was Greg’s screaming, “Leave me be I have done nothing to you!” At this shout me and Jake ran to Greg and I know what I saw was the second scariest thing ever, first being seeing my family murdered. One of those creature things had Greg against a wall and was hitting him with this block type shape, I assumed it was a block of wood. Jake tried to run in to save Greg but I told him to stay back unless he wished to die as well. He was not pleased by me telling him this but I guess he realized I was right, and it was so hard to see my brother against this wall repeatedly being hit with this block of wood, seeing him bleeding, screaming in pain, and knowing I could do nothing to help him unless I was wishing to die but I couldn’t because of my family. I felt so bad seeing him there helpless and slowly getting the life beat out of him, and after what seemed like forever Greg just stopped moving, struggling, screaming, and the blood stopped falling. He was dead. And once he was dead the creature set fire to the room and his body not giving a care as to what he did. I was worried he might sense me and Jake so I grabbed Jake and ran us all the way back to our basement, of course he was complaining, “Put me down” the whole way but I would not as his life was much to important for me to put at stake. I think when I did that helped those creatures find us because I though I sensed something following me and Jake home but I was not exactly sure at that moment but I am most definitely sure now that they were following us. As we approached the house I told Jake not to tell his sister or cousin because I did not need him to frighten them, he was reluctant but finally agreed. As we reentered I told Jake to go play with his sister and cousins while I talked with his mother, so off he went and I went to talk to Michelle. Our conversation was not pleasant to say the least… I told her that when me and Jake got to his house we saw something very scary I did not wish to tell her what it was but she begged me to tell her. I had to tell her I mean after all she was my wife, so I told her that when Jake and I got to Greg’s home we witnessed him being murdered. When she did not respond that is when I got worried so I asked if she was alright and she slapped me and said, “I was just told my brother in law was murdered and you ask me if I’m alright?!” so I had enough sense to back down and walk always and as I was walking away she was yelling, “Walk away! Just walk away! That’s right just walk away!” So yeah I could tell she was mad… But I shook it off and played with the kids awhile while making sure nothing harmed them. Night time was hardest for me to endure because if everyone of us slept there was more of a risk of us being killed, so every night Michelle, Alyssa, and I took shifts taking guard and watching for danger. A few times one of the woman taking guard fell asleep and I was never happy when that happened so I would say, well yell this at them, “What are you stupid falling asleep like that while watching guard what happens if they come and kill everyone?!? What then!” And that is when they would start crying saying that they were sorry and didn’t mean to fall asleep, so I would feel bad for yelling and then I would hold whichever one that fell asleep and tell them I was sorry for yelling.
November 15th 3050 Things are getting no better, in fact they are getting worse. A lot worse. Out of the eight that were in the basement the first day three of us remained, those three were Michelle, Jake, and myself. You must be thinking what happened to the rest of them? Well its simple really, they were killed by those things. And it is all because of Alyssa she fell asleep while I was in the back so I did not see her fall asleep and the things came and killed Alyssa, her kids, and my daughter. Of all things losing my daughter was something that made me want to destroy these things even more, and my wife Michelle was a wreck I had to hold her down so much just so she wouldn’t run out and get herself killed. Telling her that Jake and I needed her must of helped some even though she was still very angry and sad of losing Santana. I now hardly left there side because I was so afraid they’d come back and if I had to leave, which was only for supplies I took them with me because I couldn’t bare leaving them and not know if they’d be ok when I came back. Yet each and every slow painstaking day I was able to make sure my family, well what was left of it survived. What I did not know was that they had little time left and that when they died I would not die with them. And today I wish I had known that then, just another of those things you know now that you wish you knew then. I think since the night of my families death that November 15th was the best day I had with my wife and son before there death….
November 30th 3050 This was the faithful day when my family died and I knew that they were weaker because I was so badly injured from the beam from my burning shop falling on me, I was even lucky I was alive because my wife and son could barely carry me home. But they pulled through and got me home. But I was basically useless if something came and tried to hurt my family and I. So each day after the accident we would sit and pray nothing came. We had good luck until the 30th of November. Nothing came, nothing disturbed, nothing hurt any of us, but we assumed we were safe far to soon because on the night of the 30th I heard crash looked up and saw one of the basement walls had been knocked down I screamed, “Michelle, Jake run!!” They were hesitant because they did not want to leave me but I was telling them I didn’t matter as much as them so I just wanted them to run. Finally when I convinced them to run it was to late, those things had them. I cried out, “No! Let them go! Take me instead! Please no!” They did not listen to my pitiful cries, they then killed my family in front of my eyes. That was one of the hardest things I had ever witnessed in my life, but were those creatures done? No. They picked me up and I was hoping they’d kill me but they did not. They threw me outside and set my house ablaze, and I don’t know why but I sat there and watched it burn. Once the house stopped burning and it collapsed I got up and limped to a alley way and that is were I have lived ever since.
May 3rd 3051, the current date (from the reporters perspective). I am interviewing this man who was once successful he is now a hobo who lives in a dark alleyway. He is a very depressing man but I can see why. He had a business and a business partner, one was burned down and one was killed in his own home as it burned. He lost all of his family to the things that are ravaging the world. This man Antonio also blames himself because he felt something coming but did not worry and in effect he loses his family and blames himself. And after he is done telling his story I see him do something I did not think he’d do. He grabbed the gun from my belt and shot himself. I did not know what to do as he shot himself as I did not expect him to shoot himself, so I sat there watching him lay there barely breathing and bleeding from the wound in which he inflicted in himself and hearing him repeatedly saying “Its my fault. Its my fault” and then in the span of seconds all is silent the words have stopped the breathing has stopped and the last drop of blood from his body has fallen.
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