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The dawn came
late this morning…later than usual. Mama always said when the sun
came up late chaos will soon follow after …she was right. Only
hours later breaking news appeared on television screens,
broadcasting the ghastly mutated bodies of a neighborhood's. The
bodies were ripped apart and it seemed like something gnawed at
the ends of each limb, head, body, anything that was eatable. It
was revolting; I could feel my stomach churn from the state of
these victims' bodies. The news reporter could barely keep his
last meal down his throat, but before spinning around and
throwing up all over the floor he said these words "Ladies and
gentlemen, we are at war with something unknown." After that last
word he vomited all over the place.
More things are
starting to pop out of the dark and innocent people are being
preyed on by these "things". No one knows what they are, the idea
of them being mythical creatures like 'vampires' was brought up,
but the government caught one and it definitely didn't have the
whole vampire and charming look to it. Hell, it didn't even
glitter or sparkle like those vampires everyone think vampires
are! The thing looked dead, but not like zombie-dead, it looked
like a cross of a vampire, banshee, zombie, radiated human, and I
don't know what else. But it wasn't pretty. A couple of the
government officials tried talking to it, but it only lunged at
them with mouth wide open and teeth ready to make the strike…I
would know, my friend Stevvie has a friend who's friend works for
the government and had access to the video. It was really scary,
even I got the chills.
Mama is gone…
she is gone and never is coming back. She got caught by the
Fortams (that is what the government had decided to title the
stupid, ugly, evil, vile, disgusting, mother-eating monsters!)
She was locking up the antique store we own when something broke
through the window. I was there, but I was hidden behind one of
the desks. I could hear my mama's screams and her grunts of pain
vibrating through the air. The Fortam or Fortams took her and
didn't leave anything except her blood that splattered over the
white carpet. I regret every damn day that I didn't move and
helped her, but I know if I did I wouldn't be writing this stupid
journal. This was my sister's idea, she wanted me to record
everything so the people if the future can know what happened to
us, but I doubt there is even a future for anybody except for
those vile things.
recruited for the army. He became really depressed since my mama
died, he wasn't the same…nobody was and nobody ever will
A letter came in
today and it read that pop died during battle and he was brave
and courageous and all that other crap they say to make the
families feel better. The president came on the news today and
announced we are going through 'hard times', no shit moron. We
voted you to be president not Captain Obvious, let some other
moron take on that job.
Things aren't getting better. It seems like we are on a roller
coaster that flew off the tracks and is plummeting towards the
War with the
Fortams have gotten worse. We are losing and our population size
is dwindling at a rapid rate.
The day is no
longer safe, the Fortams have learned to withstand the heat of
the sun's rays and now wander around the day and at night. We are
never allowed to be in peace… Rembri, he's my brother; his
girlfriend was taken last month and Rembri went after her. Before
he left he recited the words pop said before he left too, "see
you on the other side". Amazingly he came back each night, but he
hasn't been back in a couple of weeks. Me and my sister, Tyrene
have decided if he does return he is not allowed inside. My heart
is breaking as write down these words because I love my brother,
but I know he is a goner and Tyrene and I still have a slim
chance of surviving…slim chance.
coming in last night. I screamed and ran to the door to allow him
in, but Tyrene held me back with tears running down our faces.
His voice was different and it was more of a demon's voice than
his voice. He finally left and we stayed there all night
Yippee, a new
year of hell. I can't wait to see if I die this year or if my
life will continue through all of this.
I took up the
habit of smoking and Tyrene hates it, but I don't care. I'm going
to die anyways so what's the difference if I smoke a cancer stick
all day or not? Me and my sister finally created some usable
weapons to fight off anything that comes near us.
Tyrene is sick…
The doc that came to the house said that she has a rare illness
that originated from the Fortams. He took me to the side and
whispered in my ear "kick her out onto the street. She has a
better chance of surviving out there, she will be with her own
kind." I kicked him out without a word.
getting worse, her skin is losing its pigment and turning a pale
color and it's as if the skin is rotting and a foul stench is
always around her.
Tyrene is acting
weird. She moves her head at like 100 mph back and forth and
screams these horrible shrieks throughout the night. I go on
without a wink of sleep. She is becoming sensitive to light and
hisses at me whenever I flip the switch up. She curses me to hell
and back. I'm scared… for my life and hers, I think she will die
soon and so will I.
They days are
growing longer and Tyrene is becoming more restless, she can walk
now… and she looks like something that came out of a horror
movie… she looks like a Fortam. Her hair is falling out in
patches and her eyes are huge and feline and a pupil that
retracts to a vertical slit than a small dot. Her teeth are
jagged like a sharks' that chewed on rocks. I should've listened
to that stupid doctor and now I sleep armed to the tooth and
every waking moment is on guard. The war between the humans and
the Fortams is beginning to end! We are winning!!!!
I'm alone now.
Tyrene ran off in the middle of the night, but before leaving she
scratched the words "see you on the other side" into the door.
Seems like those words echo all around me every time a person
leaves my life.
This is the
final entry of my journal, I am ceasing to write and ceasing to
live. I have lost everything and the Fortams have gained the
upper hand. I hope those suckers burn in hell for everything they
have done, all the heartache they caused, all the pain,
shattering my world into a thousand little pieces. I have given
up on life since Tyrene left. I knew this would happen the day
the Fortams took my mama. I have fallen into drugs and not that
pansy-ass-weed, oh no, I do the hardcore crystal meth and
whatever is under the kitchen sink. Tonight, I will take my life
with a surplus amount of toxins, poisons, and anything else I
find and inject it into my veins and wait till my life is
If any sorry bastard finds this, I hope the war is over by then
and if not…ha, than good luck and I hope your sorry ass doesn't
end up like mine, my siblings', and my parents'.
See you guys on the other side.
***This journal was found in
rubble on the South East side of Spatler. Erica Shannon Humphrey
was the last family member to die and she was located and ID near
6th, 2047 all of the Fortams were destroyed by a large
blast of radiation and a highly toxic gas that humans were not
If Miss Erica
lived for a couple of more days she would be able to have seen
the beginning and the end of this terrible war. When she was
found a rock was laid next her, but it was shaped into a heart
and carved in the middle of the thick rock were the words: "See
you on the other side sis - T.H. & R.H.".