"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. Now,
we are here. Stricken with a burden that is impossible to
overcome and triumph above. To survive. As light ash slowly
falls, gracefully floating down and tumbling in the wind, it
covers the once beautiful back-drop that was Earth, a now
unforgiving wasteland of trash, rubble, remains and fires.
They came without even a notice or a warning, completely and
ironically - literally out of the dark. They were unknowingly
here, at least to us. They were everywhere. Invisible and
quiet - no one knew what to even believe - if these so-called
"beings" were even real or not - If they were just made up
stories, or conspiracies - No one knew. As time went on,
things got worse. Some called them "aliens" while other
people even went so far as to give them seemingly friendly
and absurd nicknames such as "sparky" and "bob". No one knew
what was going on. People began disappearing everywhere.
Whole families - gone. They were un-defeatable 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,
somehow having seemingly teleporting abilities. Attracted to
light sources - they roamed the Earth hunting down those
sources, for a reason we are not too sure of - or what we
call "Fresh Light" - a light source on at night. This phrase
pretty much meant that you were going to die. They were
killers - anyone who came into contact with one of them
almost never lived to tell their story. Any activation of any
form of light on after the sun had gone down, and you would
be instantly vaporized by the beings within seconds. They
were nocturnal, they only came out at night. You were alright
during the day, when the sun was out. But when night came...
Everything falls apart. Your mind, your humanity, your
sanity. The cities were vacant - whole buildings and
skyscrapers were left lifeless. The darkness was spreading.
They say all you get to see is a few short sparks of
electricity in the air, and then it takes you. If you did so
happen to get caught outside as the sun started to fall below
the horizon, the best and only chance you had of surviving
was to just lie down on, and facing, the ground - and not
move until the sun rose up. Even inside, they can get to
Anywhere you are... Anywhere -
You are not safe. Nothing can stop them from getting to you.
No one can protect you. Somehow, I got mixed up in this
secret company named Pennetract. I am carrying a note they
don't want me to have - I have to keep it away from them,
whatever it takes. I don't know what is even in the note, but
it cannot be good. The beings are just part of the problem.
We have all been hunted, and you too may be as well. Millions
have died. We all have a new reason to be afraid of the dark,
of monsters, and the wrath of a God we had almost completely
left behind. 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 even leaving. Besides, he's not even
my dog, he's yours. Well he thinks he's your dog
"Very funny, you know why?
Because you are always leaving him with me whenever you go
take a business trip. You have a room-mate, how come he is
never open to watching your dog for you?"
"See, he knows you are leaving
him, and he's upset."
"Mia, he's two. He cries when I
go to the bathroom for five minutes. And my room-mate has a
newborn in the place now" Tom says.
"Sam will be fine. Don't worry
about him. Well, I mean take care of him, but..."
Mia smiles. "Why does it feel
like I am always the one to do everything for everybody all
Tom laughs. "Relax, it's just
for a couple of days" He says.
"I know what you mean, Tom.
Don't worry, I will take excellent care of your dog." Mia
says as she pats the dog's head gently.
"You know maybe he wants to go
with you sometimes?" She says.
"Maybe one day, but I can't take
him with me like that. I am taking an official job trip here.
I have to go early in the morning. I'll maybe talk to you
tomorrow, or I'll try to call you or something."
Mia watches Tom as he walks
away, heading toward his car in the parking lot. Tom's dog, a
black, white and grey haired Alaskan Malamute - sits by her
side in the field of grass that is Clay Hendricks Park. The
blazing summer heat beating down on them.
Sam looks at Mia as he pants his
breath to the heat as the sun glazes down through the clear
blue skies. Mia gives Sam a bone, one of which she had been
holding in her hand ever since she got out of her car to meet
Tom at the park, as she almost certainly knew that she would
be getting to watch him today. Sam's shiny red bone shaped
dog tag glistens in the sun-light, the name Sammy cut into
the tag, attached to a black collar that he wore around his
neck. Sam lies down and chews on the bone. A car's stereo,
near where Tom is walking, plays loudly in the parking lot,
muffled by the closed windows of the car.
"Burn a leak isn't the same as
burning the leaf that money is made with Jerry, there are
opposing sides on this one. Not everybody just wants to walk
away from money, but sometimes, you just got to walk away,
and burn a leak. Walk away..." States the radio.
"Maybe one day I'll marry him.
Maybe one day." Mia states, talking out loud to the
"Well, come on Sam, we'd better
get going." She says to the dog, as she stands up and calls
Sam to her attention. Sam picks up the bone, and jumps up and
follows Mia as she starts walking towards her car - when her
cell phone rings. She digs in her short's pocket and pulls
her phone out. She stops to answer it.
"Hey, guess who" says a man at
the other end of the phone.
"Oh hey Michael" Mia says to the
"Hey how are you doing?" He
Mia starts slowly walking
towards her car with Sam again.
"I'm good." She says. "I was
just about to get in my car and head home. This intense heat
is making me so tired." She says.
"Oh man, yeah, I know isn't it
like the hottest day of the year, or something? He
"I think it is, what the news
said anyway. So how are you, if I should even ask?" She
"Great" he says as he coughs.
"Are you with Tom again?"
"Well I was, but he is leaving
now" Mia states.
"Oh, well hey, uh next time you
see him, can you tell him for me that we need to hang out
soon, maybe?" He states.
"Okay, haha, but uh, I don't
think that's a great idea. You two together are quite the
trouble makers. Ah - oh well, I guess I can tell him for you,
but I'd better get going, Sam is getting anxious." She
"Tom's dog?" He asks.
"Yep. The same old dog. Well
he's more of a puppy, but whatever." She says.
"Okay. See you soon, Love you."
The man says to Mia.
"Love you too." She says
She hangs up her phone as she
unlocks her car and opens up the door and lets Sam jump in.
Her little red Volkswagen's doors creak loudly as she opens
and closes them.
Right before getting into her
car, she looks up toward the horizon as the sun starts to
set. She takes a breath, and gets in.
As she sits in her car, she
stops and remembers a high school dance she had went to with
Tom when she was younger. Meanwhile, the wide open driver's
side door vents the unbearable heat that was trapped in the
She thinks about her first kiss
with Tom on the dance floor in their school's cafeteria, the
calm and soothing piano and violin music playing in the
background. She sighs as she does, and turns the key and
starts her car.
All of the sudden, the radio
kicks on as loud as it can be, and scares her so badly she
yelps loudly. Sam barks. She exhales in relief as she turns
the volume down, realizing Sam must have turned the knob upon
jumping into the car. Sam sits in the passenger's seat,
panting and staring as Mia with his mouth wide open, and his
tongue hanging out, his amazingly white and clean, sharp
teeth seemingly trying to creep out her soul.
She laughs at her self in
embarrassment, and begins to back up her car.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
It could all end in a battle of
light and darkness, heaven and hell. Fallen angels.
"Rise from the
STORY CHEAT (WARNING:
STORY CHEAT (A cheat to the
plot, for a limited time get a little bit of clues into the
So basically, it starts off
normal. I am not ruining or giving away the opening, as it
contains twists and unexpected turns. But as for the rest of
the story, the beings appear. The news around the world are
doing a story about missing people lately, and the. It hits
close to home for Mia. As she tries to settle her love life
that is falling apart, the world around her also begins to
fall apart, and nothing is at it seems.
Once people realize the world
is under attack by an unknown force and that people are
dying, chaos ensues and panic spreads. The characters go into
hiding and are forced to find out what they are hiding
A group known as Pennetract has
unknown intentions, and may be more than just a secret
During the day, people are
safe. The only thing they can do is prepare for an unknown
fate, as time is quickly running down to save the human race
from the nightmare.
Could the beings be fallen
angels, demons, aliens? Could it be the rapture of just a
attack to annihilate the entire human race, or is it more in
depth than any human could even ponder? Find out more by
checking in daily on this book, the truth will be