Death City

Reads: 341  | Likes: 2  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 1

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

In the city of New York, Thorsten Grain, a traveller, discovers that it is full of plague victims. As a result, he struggles to survive.

I

Thorsten Grain wore a mask.

New York became a city where the plague came. 

He wasn't preparing for it. 

It was two months' ago, during last Halloween in October.

He hadn't imagined the fallout when he was wearing dirty rags, black boots, and scarves around his body; he was a lone man in a bitter World War III, that savaged the acrid fumes of rusted cars that was left abandoned; he was eager to resist the blaring sounds of horns at the factories. It was due to President Trump's fault, according to the Democrats. But the President wanted to have peace with Russia, and other countries, not war.

II

Thorsten, who was thirty, remembered the time his wife, Ellen, was pregnant with twins. He was happy. That became the news he loved to live for. Then she became ill, and died from the fever; the twins died from the fever too, and everything changed after October 31. 

III

That was last year. 

Now, after Christmas, and the New Year, January 2020, was beginning to become sour. Thorsten saw the red dust, and covered his mouth. It was something he was used to. On the Internet, the chatter was about the plague from 1348, and the 17th Century.

He breathed in and out; in and out. He wanted to feel better. 

That was the problem.

IV

Thorsten grabbed his I-pad, and messaged on Facebook, that he was alive. He felt no one was responding, yet. 

He sighed, and waited for the Authorties to arrive.

It was six hours before he knew he was alone.


Submitted: January 27, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Robert Helliger. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

Comments

hullabaloo22

A timely write, Robert, considering what is going on in the world.

Mon, January 27th, 2020 8:16pm

Facebook Comments

Boosted Content from Other Authors

Short Story / Non-Fiction

Book / Mystery and Crime

Writing Contest / Flash Fiction

Other Content by Robert Helliger

Short Story / Horror

Short Story / Science Fiction

Short Story / Mystery and Crime