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“Amari, move!” She ran away, giving me more time to save her. My mom rushed out of the room and I followed after her. Amari was by the stairs as my mom made one more lunge at her. “Noo!” I jumped after my mom and grabbed her as we both fell down the stairs. I swear, falling down the stairs was not as bad as I thought. They were carpeted which cushioned the fall. But I felt like I was in a tilt a whirl as the world spun like... well, like I was in a tilt a whirl. I heard a crack as I hit the ground and watched as my mom rolled down the stairs after me. I rolled to the side as she stopped on the ground, dead… er. I breathed hard and fast. That was such a rush. I sat up in my destroyed living room on the floor and rubbed my head. I looked at my mom and I screamed in fear. Her mouth was wide open, maggots crawled out, and her eyes were wide open too. That freaked me out. I stood up and shook that freaky feeling off. “Amari, are you okay?” I called up there.

“Are you?” She answered.

“Fucking smart ass.” I muttered as I walked back up the stairs and hugged that little bastard. “Where’s Ariana?”


“Ariana? She’s this small, white girl that saved your life.”

“Oh.” She said, but still didn’t answer the question.

“Whatever.” I looked in my room but she wasn’t there. I grabbed my bat that I had dropped after I made that leap of faith. “Let’s go.”

“Without me?” A voice behind us said. I turned around and it was Ariana.

“Ariana, where the hell were you?” I asked, ready to snap.

“Around.” She replied.

“No, you weren’t. Because if you were around, you would’ve been around the corner, waiting to,” I covered my sisters’ ears, “bash my mom’s brains in.” I took my hands off of her ears. I’d curse around her and stuff, but I wouldn’t say that.

“Well, I’m sorry.” She shrugged.

“It’s fine.” I seethed through my teeth. “Just grab your bat so we can go.” I went down to the kitchen with my little sister because I was hungry and I know she was. I opened the refrigerator and hey!! There was no food. My stomach rumbled like an earthquake and I rubbed it gently. “Sh sh sh sh.” I comforted it. “I’ll feed you shortly.”

“Riker, what happened to mom?”

“Are you sleepy?” I asked her.

“A little.”

“Because I just wanted to let you know that you’re still dreaming. That’s why mom was trying to kill us.”

“Well, I can understand you, but why me?”

“Dreams attack everyone.” I lied, kinda. It could be true, but I didn’t know that. I heard Ariana walk down the creaking stairs and scream as she saw my mom’s rapidly decaying corpse. I’m serious. It’s like she’s melting and it’s disgusting.

“Okay, I’m ready. Why are we leaving anyway?”

At first, I did not have a reason, but now I do. “Because we’re out of food and we need food.” She frowned because we were out of food.

We went to the living room and we all peeked through the crooked blinds on my window and the crowd had dispersed from dozens of zombies to only a few zombies. We can do this.

“Okay, you guys ready?” I asked them both. One by one, they both nodded. So did I. I opened the door and gripped my bat tightly. “Let’s go.” I don’t know where we’re going to go, but it’s safer than here. I looked back at my mom one last time before we left the door. “I’ll protect her.” I whispered as I closed the door.


Submitted: February 06, 2014

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That's such a nice brother lying like that to protect her young brain! Lol! I wonder what Ariana was doing?

Thu, February 6th, 2014 9:30pm


Yeah. He'd be horrible if he just straight up told her that. Lol.
Thanks for reading!

Thu, February 6th, 2014 2:00pm


Awe The brother and sister relationship is soooo nice :). I like how they interact. Amari is such a smart ass, and i'm starting to like her :D. ~Poetic P.S seems like Ariana might be another Kierstan.

Thu, February 6th, 2014 9:36pm



Thu, February 6th, 2014 2:03pm


Why are you making me out to be so meeeeeean? You are too cruel. o.O

Thu, February 6th, 2014 10:43pm


Love you too sis

Thu, February 6th, 2014 4:02pm

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