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Annihilation of Hope

Novel By: Kynase
Science fiction



The end of the world is always just around the bend. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Apr 22, 2007    Reads: 122    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Prologue

It is strange how so much can change in such a short amount of time.� How can cities, nations, an entire world crumble into complete madness because of an unexpected, uncalculated, unknown threat?� It took them only two weeks to become realized,�4 months to become uncontrollable and less than 1 year to overcome civilization as we know it.�

At first it was thought that the situation was isolated only to North and South America.� However, this was shown to be incorrect when 1 week after the beginning of the end, attacks began in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, everywhere.� Their numbers grew at an irrepressible rate and they were near impossible to kill.� Possibly the strangest part of the entire situation was the simplicity of the enemy...simple yet damning.

Innocent people across the globe found themselves in the same predicament; victims to an unrelenting adversary.� This uniformed enemy did not kill because of race, religion, politics, or money.� It was more primeval than that.� It seemed that they killed for the sake of survival, the classic Darwinian rule of�natural selection�was in play.� It was almost useless to even bother to put up a fight.� Man was finally outmatched and for the first time since creation, the human race found itself on the brink of extinction.���

It's not like the world governments didn't attempt to manage the situation.� But the leaders with their vast armies, their endless panel of experts, their secret agencies, their bottomless pockets and inconceivable weapons had no plan in place for such an unforeseen event.� No one had ever thought that something like this could happen.� That something so science fiction in nature could occur to such an intelligent and distinct creature:� humans.

Rash assessments of the horrible events and poor, uncalculated intelligence created quick decisions that caused more harm than good.� No country went untouched.� With small armies and minimal protection, the underprivileged nations of the world fell almost immediately.� It would take only a handful of months before the world leaders began to fall.� It took seven nuclear explosions and complete exhaustion of formed military...then one-by-one, like a row of dominos, each nation fell prey to them, unable to make a stand, unable to endure the onslaught.

In almost the blink of an eye, the civilized world tumbled back into the Stone Age.� Some of the first things to go were water systems, basic communication, and electricity.� Computers became useless boxes of scrap, cars were worthless because there was virtually no gas.� There were no more grocery stores, shopping malls, fast food or restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, police and fire departments...essentially the civilized world became like the ruins in Rome, a dead relic of the past.���

All that remained of the human race were the lucky few people scattered throughout the globe trying to do the only thing they could...survive.





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