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Everything was fine… Just another fine day – a day at the park, with the family… But then it began. They have no name. They were all of the sudden here, out of nowhere. They roamed the Earth devastating everything in their path, hunting down light sources for a reason we are not too sure of. They were invisible, teleporting electric beings, possibly alien of origin. They have killed millions, and we too have been hunted. They were nocturnal. They only came out at night. Everything seemed normal during the day. But when nightfall came… All lights and sounds must be turned off or else be killed. If you were outside when night came, you were as good as dead. If you did happen to be caught outside, the only option was to lie down on and facing the ground, and not move until the sun rose. Anywhere you are… Anywhere. You are not safe. This is our story. Everyone’s story.

"Rise from the Ashes"... 2013 View table of contents...



Submitted:Oct 28, 2013    Reads: 8    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   


"There's a New Reason to Be Afraid of the Dark"

By Alex Sharpe





This one goes out to my cousins, Eli and Abby


This novel/piece of work is another dream-based story

CHARACTERS: (Not in Any Order)
  • · Tom - Male. 6 ft 1. 170 Pounds. Caucasian. Brown hair. American. Slightly tanned. 25 years old.
  • · Mia - ("My-uh") - Female. Auburn hair. (Reddish Brown) that is head-length. Caucasian. 5 ft 5. 115 Pounds. Main Character. American but with Russian descent. 21 years old.
  • · Sam - Tom's dog. A white, black and grey haired Alaskan Malamute. 2 years old.
  • · Blake - Male. 13 Years old. Dirty blond hair. Blue eyes. Caucasian. Only son of his parents. He and his parents both are vaporized later on in the story by the electric beings when he forgets the rules and turns on his television at night.
  • · Blake's Parents - Male and Female. American. Caucasian. Female is long, brunette haired. Their names are not known, but they are both vaporized along with their 13 year old son Blake later on in the story.
  • · Gracie - Pennetrack Hiree. (Details n/a)
  • · Bethany - 24 years old. Single mother living with a new-born child. Gets vaporized mid-way in the novel along with her new-born son.
  • · Harris - Scientist in the novel. Operates with machinery and technology for an effort to stop the beings.
  • · "Sparky" - The Electric Being. Invisible, Can teleport, Is quiet, Undefeatable, Alien, Made of electricity. Prays on beings that are near light sources. Only comes out to feed at night.
  • · Hedge - Pennetrack Leader. (Details n/a)
  • · SainSun - Designed Viral Contaminant designed to enhance body and mind. Essentially creates zombies to help control the electrical being problem. Unsure or not if it actually works.
  • · Zombies - The infected subjects from SainSun created by Pennetrack to help stop the electrical beings.
  • Todd Gassagard -- Wedding planner for Mia and Todd.
  • Michael Shelters -- Mia's brother.
  • Mia Shelters -- Michael's sister.
  • Bethany Hopkins -- Single mother. Gets vaporized.
  • Harris -- Scientist.
  • Doctor Borker -- (no information available)


Chapter One -- "The Beginning"

Chapter Two -- "The Phase"

Chapter Three -- "Darkness Falls"

Chapter Four -- "We All Fall Down"

Chapter Five -- "Ashes to Ashes"

Chapter Six -- "Storm is Coming"

Chapter Seven -- "Left Behind"

Chapter Eight -- "Alone in the Dark"

Chapter Nine -- "Black-Out"

Chapter Ten -- "The Second Phase"

Chapter Eleven -- "See the Light"

Chapter Twelve -- "Pennetrack's Desires"

Chapter Thirteen -- "Non-Apologetic"

Chapter Fourteen -- "The Secret Code"

Chapter Fifteen -- "Hide the Code"

Chapter Sixteen -- "Script for a New Age"

Chapter Seventeen -- "Forgetting"

Chapter Eighteen -- "Infiltration"

Chapter Nineteen -- "Secret Society"

Chapter Twenty -- "Light vs. Darkness"

Chapter Twenty-one -- "Pay Back"

Chapter Twenty-two -- "Rise from the Ashes"

Chapter Twenty-three -- "Darkness vs. Light"

Chapter Twenty-four -- "Dawning"

Chapter Twenty-five -- "Back to Phase One?"

Chapter Twenty-six -- "Completion"


"They say when the ashes fall from the clouds, our day of victory would begin. Star-struck and glorified, we have paid for the evil we have become. But now, we are here. As light ash slowly falls, gracefully floating down, tumbling in the wind and falling down to the over-destroyed back-drop that was once a beautiful Earth. The ash slowly falls, covering the unforgiven planet. They have no name. They came without notice, completely out of the dark. They were unknowingly there. They were everywhere. Invisible and quiet, no one knew what to believe and we didn't know whether or not these so-called "beings" were even real or not - If they were just made up stories or conspiracies. As time went on, things got worse. It was no doubt that whatever they were was real. They were called "aliens". People even came up with seemingly friendly nicknames such as "Sparky". No one knew what was going on. People began disappearing everywhere. Whole families - gone. They were undefeatable and they were careless. They would destroy anything and everything that got in their way. We were being hunted. That was for sure. They were some form of electrical being. Attracted to light sources - they roamed the Earth hunting down those light sources - for a reason we are not too sure of. They were killers. Anyone who came into contact with one of them almost never lived to tell their story. They were nocturnal - they only came out at night. You were alright during the day, when the sun was out. But when night came… Any activation of light during the night meant certain death. You would be vaporized by the beings within seconds. The cities were vacant. Whole buildings and skyscrapers were left lifeless. The darkness was spreading. They say all you got to see is a few short sparks of electricity in the air, and then it takes you. If you were not inside when nightfall came, you were as good as dead. If you happened to be caught outside as the sun went down, your best and only possible chance of staying alive would be to lie down on and facing the ground, and not move until the sun rose. Anywhere you are… Anywhere. You are not safe. "Fresh Light" is what was described as a light on at night. "Fresh Light" pretty much meant that you were going to die. Somehow, I got mixed up in this secret company named Pennetrack. I am carrying a note they don't want me to have. I have to keep it away from them, whatever it is. The beings are just part of the problem. We have all been hunted. Millions have died. We had a new reason to be afraid of the dark. We are still paying for the evil we have become. This is our story. Everyone's story."

*Chapter One: "The Beginning"

"Tom you are going to forget your dog again!"

"Mia, it's alright. Throw him a bone. He'll forget I'm leaving."

"He's two. He cries when you go to the bathroom for five minutes"

"Sam will be fine. Don't worry about him. Well, I mean take care of him, but…"

"I know what you mean Tom. I'll take good care of him. But you can't always just leave him with me. You know, maybe he wants to go with you?"

"Maybe one day, but I can't take him with me like that. I'm working an official job here."

Mia watches Tom walk off into the distance. Tom's dog, a black, white and grey haired Alaskan malamute - sits by her side in the field of grass. The dog pants to the warm summer heat as the sun glazes down through the clear blue skies. Mia throws the dog a bone that she had been holding in her right hand since she had gotten out of her car to meet Tom. A car's stero is playing loudly in a parking lot near the edge of the park, where Tom is walking.

The radio is muffled b;y the ;closed windows of the car in the distance.

"Burn a leak isn't the same as burning the leaf that money is made with Jerry, there is opposing sides on this one. Not everybody just wants to walk awa;y from money. But sometimes, you just got to walk away, and burn a leak. Walk away..." states the radio, unclear from far away.

"Maybe one day I'll marry him. Maybe one day" Mia states, talking out loud to the dog about Tom.

"Well… Come on Sam, we better get going. Let's go burn a leak... whatever that means" she says to the dog.

Mia calls Sam to attention and starts walking toward her car, when her cell phone rings. She digs in her short's pocket and pulls the phone out.

"Hey, guess who" says a man at the other end of the phone.

"Oh hey Michael" Mia says to the man.

"Hey how are you doing?" he asks.

Mia slowly starts walking forward as she talks on the phone.

"I'm good." she says. "I'm about to get in ;m;y car and head home".

"Great" he says as he coughs. "Are you with Tom again?"

"Well, I was but he's leaving now" she says.

"Oh well. Hey next time you see him, tell him for me that we need to go hang out some time" he says to her.

"Ok, haha, but uh, I guess I better get going, Sam is getting anxious" she says.

"Tom's Dog?" he asks.

"Yep. Same old dog. Well he's just a baby, but whatever" she says.

"Ok. See you soon, Love you." the man says to Mia.

"Love you too" she says back

Mia hangs up the phone, and starts walking with Sam to her car.

The sun is slowly starting to make it's way down the horizon.

Mia opens up her car door and lets Sam jump into the back seat. Her little red VolksWagon's doors creak loudly as she opens and closes the car's doors.

She gets into the driver's seat, buckles her seatbelt, and turns on the radio.


"Rise from the Ashes"



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