The virus

Year 2023 Day 4

Latest news, please stay inside to prevent the spreed or we will all perish soon… for god and your love ones please stay inside. The news reporters repeats for about 20 times a day 

“I am not going to last anymore if I don’t take the chance” I thought to myself “I am all alone already so what more can they take away from me” I continued thinking as I got dressed and prepared myself for the outside. I pulled my gun and checked it, I only had 5 shorts left and I had to make those count. I opened the door and started walking into the sun while the streets was empty except for the fallen leafs. 

I started walking against the mall, hoping that someone had left some food behind before they all had rushed away leaving me in a coma with no chance of waking up. 

My life had been great like everybody else before my accident, cannot remember what happen exactly but I had a beautiful wife and a sweet daughter. I hope I find them or they find me sometime but nothing had showed anything alive here except me.

I reached the mall and started searching the store for food and as always there were some cans left, guess the past world did not like canned food but as it was the only food still fresh I had to eat it and even it was the 3rd time this week with fake turtle soup I eat it like nothing had happen.

I walked into the remains of an old Gamestop and looked at a few games when the sound of helicopter flying over the mall caught my attention. I wondered a few seconds if I should stay hidden or let them find me but my mind was already set, I have find the chopper so I can join my family if they are still alive. I dropped the can with food and the games before running out of the mall where the helicopter had already landed and a woman who looked like my wife stood a few steps form it.

“Honey, I am here” I started yelling but my joy quickly turned to fear as four men in hazmat suits appeared behind her and before I got move a small feathered arrow hit my hip making me fall directly to the ground and soon I was surrounded by the men. “Target secured” One of the men said and I did not understood a single thing, and even that I was dizzy I tried to reach for my wife but just as my eyes closed I heard her “The virus have eliminated all as planned, ready to phase 2”


Written by Jesper Christiansen, 27 April 2020