Paul Revere 2X75

“ The news channels should have already told you that the world has gone mad. Bad food or just bad men, I couldn’t begin to know. People are just running to the country in long walls of psycopathic automatic fire. Hypothetically one could mount a successful defense but I haven’t met one yet. Nah, it’s best just to have a basement and lock that fucking door.

It’s in the wind but you can’t quite feel it yet. It’s the hint of the smoke and a wretched hungry yell that won’t hit your ears until you’re within range of those long rifles they got. When you see them on the horizon, run. You’ll know it’s them because they’re not using roads. They’re just coming over the horizon as fast as they can and killing every damn thing.

You don’t fight the tide and you don’t fight these bastards. You run, you hide and maybe if you get the chance you take’em down when their lonely. You are coward, a cur and every other poetic word for a survivor. Take the path less taken and if you meet a man with a querying horse, you kill the man and take the horse.”

The man took a slow draw on his cigarette.

“ Use to be that there was a thing called a wendigo. They were beasts that were men once but they gave way to hunger and could never come back. All that there was separating man from this awful beast was the taste of human flesh. I have tasted and I can tell you of something worse. They just murder and waste leaving everything, broken and spilling. You kill enough and crows won’t even come. Only reason, I was able to traverse was my trusty gas mask.

Anyways, you said that was $18.75 right?”

As he opened the door out of the gas station he sighed.

“If you want my advice, don’t run. Just find everyone and everything you know to be good and keep them somewhere safe. This’ll be over soon but it’s gonna be ugly. I gotta be off, there’s more towns to visit.”

With about two pounds of food, he left on a horse headed east.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evelyn
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 07:46:50

    “You are coward, a cur and every other poetic word for a survivor.”
    This is a sucker punch that I hate and love.
    And also, there should be more to this story.

    Reply

  2. Carson Margedant
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 13:55:20

    Feel free, half of me wants to scream MINE like Pixar has taught me that seagulls do, but I was earnest and one can not waste. Plus, it’s almost certain you’ll end up somewhere different.

    Reply

  3. Evelyn
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 00:35:14

    Or maybe me saying I will motivates you to write more.
    Come on! there is more. if I can see it…

    Reply

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