Dead Anyway

Emily Odell doesn't have the best life. When a hurricane hits and kills the family she loves, it's even worse. In the aftermath, the item left in the rubble she's most interested in is a business card. Weird much? Well, the card has the address of some crazy old gypsy lady on it, and Emily gets the idea that this woman might have something to do with the odd fact that everyone in the house but her died. Meeting the gypsy has a death curse involved, and Emily is determined to make the last days of her life the most memorable. But will she have enough time before death?


4. Alone

When I open my eyes, I know I'm dead. I mean, I see angels flying in the blue sky above me. It's pretty, really. Golden beams of sunshine break through the clouds. But I don't want to be dead, I remind myself. I blink hard and open my eyes again. Okay, nevermind. Aftershock of fainting. Everything's normal now; there's a huge hole in the ceiling where the piece fell on my head. Our house looks ulimately destroyed, and of course, water everywhere. I try to get up, but the pain is so intense I'm forced back down. I shut my eyes and take a deep breath. You can do it. You can do it, Emily. I tell myself over and over until I can. So I do. I'm on my feet and my head feels like a volcano erupting inside with every heartbeat. I squeeze my eyes shut, but tears seep out anyway. Not tears of pain. Tears because I've just realized : My parents are dead. They must be. They would have called by now. They're dead. A sob escapes my throat. I loved my parents; they were my only friends. But I have to fight past this. I have to keep going. They would have wanted me to. I make my way up the stairs slowly, but nothing can prepare me for what lies above. I almost black out again when I see. My house has been reduced to a pile of wood and rubble, but that's not it. I can see the whole neighborhood, since all the houses are destroyed, and what I see in the other houses is possibly the most disturbing thing I've ever seen. I see their dead bodies.

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