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On August 2, 2083 the orange sky turned to grey. The dawning of that new day forever changed our planet.

Cyborgs swarmed through city streets worldwide. Like locust, they devoured everything in their path. Beijing, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow; all were devastated in less than an hour. Every major city, the world over, was obliterated by the unholy beasts of our construction.

The army, contrived with the purpose to protect mankind, had turned its attacker. Those once our brothers; the half human, the half machine, became our nemesis. United in war against us, wholly, cold and heartless killers.

Long ago, we taught our affinity to design, manufacture and replace their mechanical parts. At times, when it was cultured and available, our living tissues were offered to them. The Cyborgs though became greedy and craved more than we were willing to give.

Throughout the world the prisons became our fortresses. The prisoners became our freedom fighters. Rikers Island became humanity’s last hope.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Lots of exposition, but it makes for an interesting variant of the zombie apocalypse idea. Very dark and chilling.

  2. Avatar JonB

    Well, killer cyborgs are something of a cliché, but who cares if there’s a good story to tell? Expository, as THX says, but understandable given its function as a bridge between two stories.

    Speaking of which: the magical hidden prequel / sequel function. What manner of witchcraft is this, BiC?!

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    eeep. Not a world I’d want to live in. It seems rather uncomfortable. :)

  4. Avatar remembrancer

    Its always interesting how sequels can change the work that came before it. We seem to have sympathy for different characters.

    I enjoyed the idea that prisons had become fortresses. Very cool. I’m also curious as to how you managed to connect the pieces that surround this one. I hadn’t even considered the possibility.

  5. Avatar BiC

    re, my intent was not to change your work, but to ‘flesh it out’. :) The story is yet to be written, so our sympathies may change, or perhaps, enemies will become brothers once again.

  6. Avatar TwixGrinder

    • claps slowly in awe *

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