Your phone receives an emergency alert about an incident in your neighbourhood, just as the power goes out...
It was a typical night with my parents and little brother when all our phones blared with an emergency alert about an incident in our neighborhood; we all shared perplexed looks just as the power went out. My little brother, Max, peered out the living room window, noting that all the lights in the neighborhood had gone out. Dad returned with candles and flashlights, setting them on the coffee tabl...
The Not So Quiet Suburbs
The family gets woken up exteremely early by the parents cell phones chiming on the nightstand. The kids are sleep acros the hallway. The husband does not have to get up just yet. The chim is not the normal alram clock. This is the emergency warning that the police send out. It goes off twice before both parents are woken up. The emgerceny alert reads “SWAT staand off in your area. Shelter in plce...
Because I Can
I am an American soldier
I am a warrior and a member of a team
I serve the people of the United States and live the army values
I will put the mission first
I will never accept defeat
I will never Quit
I will never leave a fallen comrade
I am disciplined and mentally tough trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills
I will always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself
I am ...
AH! I hear a scream from outside.
Bing! An amber alert comes from my phone, someone got killed across the street.
FUCK. The lights go out, i race to the back door, locked
I run to the front door, locked.
Im in the basement the lights are off im holding a flashlight
A creak comes from the side door
is it , isn't it
My phone begins to blare out that hideous alarm to alert us to danger, and I reach for it hesitantly, but then I can’t see it, the lights have gone out.
I creep from the room to the landing. Skrtch skrtch skrtch. It’s coming from the door.
Maybe it’s just the cat.
The cat runs up the stairs.
Maybe it’s not the cat…
The hairs on the back of my neck stand up. There’s someone behind me, I can fe...
Time Of Dissection And Infatuation
I hear the soft sound of a whistle, it is distant, almost as if its like the wind passing by the woods. Yet, my gut tells me not to listen to that thought as I bring the lukewarm tea cup from my now wettened lips to the countertop as my eyes narrow and eyebrows furrow. I am alert and aware of it all surrounding me. I can feel myself flinch and dart my eyes as any little mild creak whines through t...
“Beeeeeeeeep! Beeeeeeeeeep! Emergency Alert for…..!” The phone screached, jolting her up to her feet, fear in her eyes. Alert for what? She thought for right as that part was about to go off the power went out and the alert on her phone had stopped. Surrounded in darkness she heard screaming coming from the window to her right. Her fear peaked and she ran. Then a knock on the door resounded throug...
I’m getting ready for bed when I hear my phone go off. I check it and it’s an emergency alert. It doesn’t have anything else with it. Strange. I finish brushing my teeth then it goes off again. It was the same thing, but then the power cut out. My phone lost the signal. The battery was luckily at 76%.
I debate going to neighbor’s house to ask if they know what’s happening. I didn’t think it w...
The tea kettle whistles in the air. You run over to go shut it off. It’s a hot summer day. The news reporter is saying it’s record breaking temperatures today. Sigh, another day of these ridiculously hot days but there’s nothing like a good glass of ice tea can fix. You pour the water into a pitcher and seep 6 bags of tea. The steam rises through the air as you hear dogs barking through the neighb...