Friday, January 30, 2015

A Lost World

Imagine a world where parasitic fungi targeted us. Took over the human race, destroyed every living aspect on earth. Took away the significance of the world. I'm talking about a new world where we lived day by day, scavenging. Stealthing through these parasitic creatures. These creatures that are bloodthirsty and detect you by sound. There was an outbreak, that's how it all started. Now we are left to move on, losing family and loved ones. The weak must survive and if you can fight then you must fight. It was the late afternoon, I was tired of staying locked up in this fenced up life. I wanted to explore the real world and breathe the fresh air. Feel the ocean breeze while wiggling my toes in the sand. They told me there was nothing left but I just had to know. I left that night, it was cold and all I could hear was the orchestra of growls as they echoed through the lost city. The lost souls that used to be your friends or friendly strangers. Cars were rusted and covering the city, all the houses were abandoned. Though it was silent and ghostly, I felt lifted. Everything had changed, I never thought it’d be this devastating. What was life now? Living off what I can find and hoping to sleep that night. 

My first encounter was heart wrenching. It was dead silent in this eerie building, I was looking for food. I stopped as soon as I heard that bottle drop. My face turned blue, all the blood left my body and I was mute. I knew what was next, those things would detect me by instinct and attack. I was food to them and all I could see was one of these things running towards me. I've never killed one in my life. How was I supposed to end something that looks like its living? We referred to ourselves as the last ones. They told me that they had no feelings and we had to kill to survive. I mean they weren't human anymore, a parasitic fungus had completely wiped out most of the human race. This virus used to effect insects and use their body's as a host but throughout the years it kept evolving and not only effects insects but infests the living body. Meaning they aren't human anymore, it's just a shell, a lie that they hide in. (If you're familiar with The Last of Us then you will enjoy this series, follow to my page for part 2.)

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