The Ruins of Desolation

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


"Slowly encroaching: the Summer of Slumbers, The Dawn of Fire, of Earth torn asunder Genesis of death and decay, retirement of life Strains spawned from a perpetual strife Lullaby of dread, a
flight to the ills of men Soon hushed servants to a barren glen."

Table of Contents

The Grosbeak Takes Flight

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The sunset was perfect as it glistened along the James with trees of green swaying against the cool breeze. There were Black-headed Grosb... Read Chapter

January 8, 2086

Submitted: August 03, 2018

January 8, 2086. My 22nd birthday. Everyone seemed to be pleased with my additional age, but Eddy most of all. He kept singing happy birt... Read Chapter

Zenit

Submitted: August 03, 2018

My eyes adjusted and I found myself lying in heaps of trash which lied underneath a sickly greenish sky. There were no birds singing, not... Read Chapter

Home Horrid Home

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Two days had passed, I was utterly thirsty and hungry. The pangs of hunger scraped against each side of my stomach, making each swish of ... Read Chapter

Subject K

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Oh, thank fuck: it was just chicken. Smelt like it and tasted like it, too. I ate hungrily, but became thirstier, as the dryness of the c... Read Chapter

The City of Mannequins

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I remember waking up ever so slightly to the sound of whistling and a blinding light of a grueling heat. But with heavy blinks, I fell ba... Read Chapter

The Library of Seduction

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Along the way in this surprisingly empty landscape, I found an abandoned vehicle that still had the keys lodged inside the lock of the do... Read Chapter

The Woman in the Red Bikini

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Inside the empty room stood seven women, all dressed in a similar bikini but in black and all with the same face/body type as the Woman i... Read Chapter

Escaping

Submitted: August 03, 2018

After what seemed like hours of hysteria, I got up and exited the empty room and made my way to the top floor of the library. I got dress... Read Chapter

The Factory

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I had slept in some abandoned train cars along the way to nowhere, my back was hurting and I desperately needed an actual bed. Food was r... Read Chapter

Janowska

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The German, Ludolf, walked me around the facility, Janowska: a concentration/death camp used in World War II by the Nazis to execute Jews... Read Chapter

Ceaseless

Submitted: August 03, 2018

How is this possible? How the fuck am I still alive? I knew that the world met its untimely end, but I wanted to know why I haven’t don... Read Chapter

The Lumberyard

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I left Janowska, terrified. I could not comprehend what had happened. All the questions that were answered were overwhelmed by the uncert... Read Chapter

Jack

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I woke up in the same place scrounged up on the floor with the same man that knocked me out pacing around me frantically. “Oh! He... Read Chapter

On the Road to Paradise

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The revolting smell of sewage—shit, piss, blood, and rotten food—filled the entire air, joined by the familiar scent of squid and oil... Read Chapter

The Mayor

Submitted: August 03, 2018

We had followed the man’s instructions to the bitter detail and entered the worn-down truck that lied at the top of the hill. There was... Read Chapter

Horace

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Horace, sitting aggressively into a comfortable, black spinning chair while gesturing us to sit in two crude wooden chairs, began to say:... Read Chapter

Imprisoned

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The cells were miserable. Cramped, damp, and filled with dirty-faced men, women, and even children who saw us and the man who constantly ... Read Chapter

Charlie

Submitted: August 03, 2018

And, as if I was a gladiator in a movie, I was brought to a muddy slope that sloshed its way into the prison area where a grate blocked t... Read Chapter

Waiting

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Days had passed and I could feel a dark energy within my stomach growing with each mental utterance of the name “Charlie”. Jack knew ... Read Chapter

The End of Paradise

Submitted: August 03, 2018

It seemed like an eternity, but the gates finally shuddered open at the sound of the horns and roaring crowd. I could see Jack on the oth... Read Chapter

Unpredictable

Submitted: August 03, 2018

After driving into the wasteland aimlessly, Jack and I reached an isolated motel and parked the half-tanked truck there to rest. We scour... Read Chapter

Zane

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The unknown voice from outside frightened us. The door was locked, but we were not sure who was lying behind that door. They sounded anno... Read Chapter

Transformation

Submitted: August 03, 2018

When I came to, Jack and I had left in the truck we had gotten from New Paradise and reflected on how lucky we were. Subject K had saved ... Read Chapter

Isolation

Submitted: August 03, 2018

“The grocery! Now!” Jack screamed at the top of his lungs, pointing his shotgun at a rundown supermarket. We ran as fast as we could ... Read Chapter

Huck

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Martyrs. That’s what they were called. They are victims—products of one of the Four Diseases, the Martyr’s Contagion. That’s what... Read Chapter

Rare Breed

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Huck, Jack, and I covered our clothes with some of the non-acidic juices of the dead, singed Martyr corpses. It was absolutely awful, but... Read Chapter

Purpose

Submitted: August 03, 2018

“Sebastian…Sebastian…wake up,” a gentle, familiar voice echoed to me. I must’ve blacked out from the crash, but I was slowly be... Read Chapter

Abandoned Hospital

Submitted: August 03, 2018

After I had changed into my clothes, I realized that none of my belongings had been taken, moved around, or anything. She kept it where i... Read Chapter

Apprehended

Submitted: August 03, 2018

“Remove yourselves from the vehicle. Slowly.” Said one of the voices of the soldiers, spoken through a microphone from inside his h... Read Chapter

Mistake

Submitted: August 03, 2018

“Captain!” one of the soldiers shouted. “Yes, Private Minlaugh?” “HQ has responded.” “Read back, Private.” ... Read Chapter

The Traveler

Submitted: August 03, 2018

A wretched scream then sounded and deafened us, filling our ears with tremendous pain. Then a flurry of bullets and the screams of the so... Read Chapter

Briteon

Submitted: August 03, 2018

After walking aimlessly, we found a town covered in smoke and flame. Jack began to laugh his ass off and jump up and down, sprinting towa... Read Chapter

Up on the Hills

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Jack and I managed to find abandoned vehicles, outposts, diners, and gas stations that had some scraps of food and drink for us to take n... Read Chapter

Papa

Submitted: August 03, 2018

 “Sup, boys! We are the Angels of Heartfelt!” The large man said with his arms extended out towards us, his rifle pointing to on... Read Chapter

Heartfelt

Submitted: August 03, 2018

We finally reached Heartfelt after several days of traveling. We were met with hard eyes in this 18th century style village that seemed t... Read Chapter

Mad Bitch Disease

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Several weeks had passed of the monotonous state that we were in. We were fed some glop of a stew every day and I was tired of its awful ... Read Chapter

The Family

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Julie led us outside of the chapel and the bells started to ominously toll. Henry and Bogart were already outside, wearing heavy armor an... Read Chapter

The Truth

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The next thing I knew, Jack and I were cuffed and headed our way to “the Post” as the people of Heartfelt called it. We had all types... Read Chapter

"I Leave Him To You"

Submitted: August 03, 2018

In absolute shock and horror, I felt into a deep state of sadness that overwhelmed my entire being. Jack. The man that has been with me a... Read Chapter

Maiden Pink's Vengeance

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I had found a grand city that stood in desolate ruin. It was beautiful and sad all at the same time. I had also found a sign that verifie... Read Chapter

The Destination

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I’m all alone again. Everything that I’ve seen. All the things I’ve done. Led up to this? I couldn’t believe it. All gone. I don... Read Chapter

Insight

Submitted: August 03, 2018

Unsure of what would have been inside, I opened the door slowly and was greeted by a massive, metal room filled with several desks with p... Read Chapter

Sebastian Vincent Rodriguez

Submitted: August 03, 2018

I now sit here in this silent base underground writing my story just in case someone manages to find it. I tried finding anymore document... Read Chapter

The Conclusion

Submitted: August 03, 2018

The door opened and there he was. I knew it. He had a key all along. I never thought to check—give a man his privacy—but here he was.... Read Chapter