Submitted by Skye Wander
Write a story about a character, alone in a post-apocalyptic world, who struggles to find a purpose or reason to live.
Ever since The Cure, Originals have been avoiding us Transforms like the plague. It was almost like our own families thought that one wrong move and we’d start wanting to consume their brains again. Which was unfair, I didn't even remember anything from during the infection.
It almost felt like I was in an everlasting coma, the second I regained my humanity again I threw up. Go figure, after rott...
The alarm clock on my bedside shrieks. My fist crashes down on the device and it breaks with a defeated sizzle.
I sigh, sinking further into the soft bedsheets. My hand massages my throbbing head.
I sit up, wincing. My fingers reach for the bandages around my torso. A dark spot stains the rough fabric and pain radiates from my stomach.
I throw the velvet covers off my body and slide carefully ...
The world spun as I watched my little sister, my only remaining family member, fall to the floor; surrounded by zombies.
“Wake up!” A voice said, drawing me from my memories, “Lets go get moving!” I looked down at my hands, why was I even here? How did I get here? Why was I here when no one else that I loved was? Why me? I heard the captains voice up ahead, he said something but I couln’t quite m...
Cain has traced this path more times than he can count. He has a habit of circling back every now and then, looking over the place that used to be bustling with cars and people and greenery thats now reduced to dust, sand and rubble.
The path is worn, the street is empty. Maybe some buildings are housing a surviver or two to find home in. Cain’s tried that before, looking for a place to find pea...
He’d taken to the sea 2 years ago after trying to make it on land hadn’t worked. Those that survived had become ruthless. When you imagine an apocalypse you don’t think about the ocean and apparently when an apocalypse happens nobody thinks of the ocean as a refuge. Others barriers had become his haven. While he was able to escape the cruelty of those that had survived he ran right into loneliness...
“Am I dreaming?”
The streets are filled with a thick smog, making it impossible to navigate. Annie covers her mouth and eyes with her tattered shirt and stretches out her arm, making her way to the nearest turn.
In the dimly lit alley, the little girl drags herself forward, each movement an exhausting battle against fatigue and dehydration. The acid stench of sm...
I had a plan to get Mother fired or replaced. We had most of the students involved, we even got Grace’s older brother Logan to join us! Now it was time to strike. We had made the posters the day before and we had it all planned out. I would take Mother to the cafeteria, Ming and Grace will be the only ones there. They will cause a scene making room for all the students to run home and...
To the random guy who still steals money from girls on the street
I hope it gets you farther than it got me
because i realize that i have to go into grocery stores and take things that will keep me alive
but for some reason money is still of value to you
it’s like you realize
when you jump onto someone else
and shoot the fear you have into them instead
and rip the dollars from them
even if there i...
I lived to please other people
And found my life in tatters
I thought that loving self
Was all that really matters
So I worked on living for myself
Day after day
Putting my needs first and caring for my mental health
In every way
I told myself I loved me,
And then I felt I could cry
I felt so bare and empty
And I didn’t know why
Then the world ended
And when the noise died down
I discovered t...
Yves puts one foot in front of his other. Again. And again. What is the point? He thinks to himself. Where am I going. What am I going to do there. What will be waiting for me.
It has been seven days since the van had been attacked by the Aubrough. Seven days since Mase...
...well best not to think about that.
Seven days of walking trough the hot rocky red desert that is the Koschei Valley. Yve...
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