"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 you."
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 anyway."
"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 the time?"
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 dog.
"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 man.
"Hey how are you doing?" He asks.
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 mentions.
"I think it is, what the news said anyway. So how are you, if I should even ask?" She says.
"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 says.
"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 back.
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
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 car.
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 Ashes”
STORY CHEAT (WARNING: SPOILERS)
STORY CHEAT (A cheat to the plot, for a limited time get a little bit of clues into the full plot):
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 from.
A group known as Pennetract has unknown intentions, and may be more than just a secret operation.
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
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 unveiled.