Curt was looking for direction
Order out of the chaos surrounding his life
Maybe a change of scenery to give him a fresh perspective
Perhaps a new way of life altogether
As an answer to his prayers, the flashing lights pulled him over
Since that arrest warrant was still active
Soon he would have his wish
All the things were out to get him
Now his wife was in on the mission
Xenon headlights broke the darkness in front of his speeding car
If he could just get across the state line
Eventually, they would give up their chase
Then flashing lights stabbed him from behind
Yanking the wheel hard to the right he crashed through the guardrail
All of a sudden he was in free fall
That was when it finally hit him
They couldn’t follow him here
All they could do was watch
Calm now he accepted the oncoming water with a smile
Knowing he had finally escaped
I stood in the middle of the ruined city and wondered if there were any survivors. I had been in the mountains when my cell phone suddenly didn’t have any signal. I didn’t care then. It was part of the reason I love hiking the Adirondacks.
I figured when I drove to the gas station after my hike that I would check in with my roommate, but there had been still no signal. The gas station had been empty. The place was open, but no one was home. Hell, the lights didn’t work.
I drove empty roads all the way back to my dorm, but I didn’t meet another moving car. Hell, I didn’t see another human.
Now I stand here and wonder if I was the last person here on Earth.
I begin to hear a rumble from the west.
I am filled with fear.
I run but I…