"There's a New Reason to Be Afraid of the
By Alex Sharpe
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This one goes out to my
cousins, Eli and Abby
A WORD FROM THE
This novel/piece of work is
another dream-based story
CHARACTERS: (Not in Any
- · Tom - Male. 6 ft 1. 170
Pounds. Caucasian. Brown hair. American. Slightly tanned. 25
· 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.
· 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.
· 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
Todd Gassagard -- Wedding
planner for Mia and Todd.
Michael Shelters -- Mia's
Mia Shelters -- Michael's
Bethany Hopkins -- Single
mother. Gets vaporized.
Harris -- Scientist.
Doctor Borker -- (no information
· (TO BE CONTINUED)
Chapter One --
Chapter Two --
Chapter Three --
Chapter Four --
"We All Fall Down"
Chapter Five --
"Ashes to Ashes"
Chapter Six -- "Storm is
Chapter Seven --
Chapter Eight --
"Alone in the Dark"
Chapter Nine --
Chapter Ten --
"The Second Phase"
Chapter Eleven -- "See
Chapter Twelve --
Chapter Thirteen --
Chapter Fourteen -- "The Secret
Chapter Fifteen --
"Hide the Code"
Chapter Sixteen --
"Script for a New Age"
Chapter Seventeen --
Chapter Eighteen --
Chapter Nineteen -- "Secret
Chapter Twenty -- "Light
Chapter Twenty-one --
Chapter Twenty-two --
"Rise from the Ashes"
Chapter Twenty-three --
"Darkness vs. Light"
Chapter Twenty-four --
Chapter Twenty-five --
"Back to Phase One?"
Chapter Twenty-six --
"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."
"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
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
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
"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
"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
"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.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
"Rise from the