The Plague

This story may keep you on your toes so beware....

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1. The Beginning

The world surrounding me fell silent. It was as quiet as the still so small breaths leaving a newborn baby's lips. The only sound was the wind curling itself around me in a chilling embrace. I stood alone in the empty street with abandoned homes on both sides of me. I wasn't scared, not until I saw something in the distance.  Lying on the point where the mountains kiss the sky, I saw something, something that was not there a few days ago, something that could make a grown man cradle himself in the furthest corner from it. I had no idea what it was, but everyone else knew. I saw the terror in their eyes, the tremor in their hands, and the shaking of their voices. I always asked what was scaring them, their only answer was a quick glance towards the mountaintop. What was I to do? Was I to investigate further? Was I to just evacuate with them? I had no clue! That next morning I awoke early to the sound of dogs barking to be let inside of their homes. I decided in that moment to go with everyone to wherever they were evacuating to. I quickly gathered my things and sped out the door. I ran to the middle of the street where I found myself looking for any sign of human life. It looked as though everyone had left without me. What is everyone so afraid of?

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