EotB: Alone in the Aftermath

Avatar Author: The Insatiable Man Read Bio

To call it ‘afternoon’ would have implied the sun was visible below its zenith. I preferred to think of it as ‘slightly dimmer day’ – given that the light was a horrible, diffused gray, streaming through the omnipresent ash. The sun was AWOL , leaving behind a silent, ghostly plain.

I lifted my gasmask long enough to light a USA Gold (598 left), and sucked to wipe out the momentary stench of wet ash and rotting… something. I was in the middle of what had been town; surrounded by piles of blackened rubble.

The tallest thing standing was the town’s bronze statue – I couldn’t remember who it was originally, but it had melted into a surprisingly good resemblance of Gumby.
It was dead quiet. Pardon the pun.

When the end came, it came quickly; hence I reasoned that itd be hard for anyone loot fully stocked grocery stores when:
a) They’d been turned into humanoid sticks of jerky.
b) The stores themselves were blown over like sandcastles.
I made my way over to the general store – or what was left of it.

View this story's details


Get the conversation started! All you have to do is Sign In and you can post your comment.

Not yet a member of our fun little community? It's cool, Joining Ficly is fast, fun, and easy!

Inspired by

I had a lazy morning. I ate my first bag of Doritos (29 left) and watched Friends. I really can’t stand that Ross guy. Eventually I figured I...

EotB: Wayfarer by The Insatiable Man