Saint Augustine: The Confessions

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Set in a post apocalyptic world, where the remaining survivors have rebuilt their cities. These rebuilt cities are called "Saints." However there is nothing holy about these places. They are few and far between, and are ravished by war, poverty, and crime. There is no government, no law, no order. In order to survive here you must break all your morals, and harden yourself. Saints are merely ways to escape the wastelands that lay beyond their borders. Those who journey here are almost sure to suffer the worst of deaths. But would could cause all this? Surely man alone couldn't have destroyed himself this much. The source of this new world was the effect of several events. The first was the "Jericho Project." This was the efforts of the United States, Britain, and China to succeed at cold fusion. The location for their project was London. In the underground facility that housed the project, the first event occurred that would lead to man's downfall. Celebrating their success of cold fusion the scientist at the facility attempted to stop the fusion process. However every fail safe they had failed. The fusion had become self sustaining and was building into a mass of raw energy. The future was clear, the only exit for the energy was out of the facility. The release of energy destroyed nearly every inch of Britain and created a tidal wave that reshaped the face of the world. However the worst was still to follow. The release of energy had shredded the ozone above Britain, a complete hole now lay above the scared face of land that used to be Britain. The radiation the easily penetrated to the earth's surface mutated multiple viruses and bacteria, into organisms the world had never known. These new super diseases swept over the globe like wildfire. Chaos easily ensued the world, global order soon broke down, wars broke out, new countries were born and died everyday. The pinnacle of man collapsed into a smoldering ball of ash. As the diseases sky rocketed the death count, humans were reduced to fewer than one million in number. However those who remained had built incredible immune responses to the super diseases, and there were a select few who's immune response went farther. Their bodies molded the diseases, shaped them for their use. The emergence of biological abilities appeared in these few humans. Their abilities differed on the disease their body had remade. These new being classified as neo-human were called "Seekers." In this world of Saints these beings are equal to gods, unrivaled by anything other than each other. How will they use their abilities. Will they rebuild mankind to its glory or sentence man to his grave?

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Chapter 1: Awakening

Submitted: August 02, 2010

Chapter 1: Awakening Cairo, Egypt 2056 The air cold, the sky black, a blazing light raging upon the horizon. The wind slow, stead... Read Chapter