The explosions rang, but I didn’t hear, my feet had become like molasses, the world moved at sluggish pace- swirling around me in that awful, deafening silence.
So this is how our world will fall, I duck a crossbeam the size of a tree trunk, running, I don’t know why or where, it will take me an hour to run through the steel jungle new york has become- the streets are covered with rubble, crushed bodies, and debris.
The last explosion sounds, I fall to the ground as the earth shakes, the booming still echoes in my head.
I wake up in a daze; the jagged lines of toppled buildings skew the horizon, the dusty air so thick. I cough, pushing myself up. It is so quiet, no hum of traffic, no chatter of crowds. I feel as if that cough could be heard for miles. I climb gingerly over some beams, normally fear would paralyze me, but right now, I am too frightened to be scared. I yell.
The most cliché line I can think of as if I am re-living every apocalypse movie I have ever watched. My footsteps echo, bouncing of the broken buildings and piles that used to be skyscrapers- I stumble my way to central park- I think of it as the most open space, so maybe the safest- no luck. The silence is sickening, the dust covers the ragged leaves of fallen trees, the park benches smashed by steel bars. What has happened? Who did this? Where is everybody? Why did I survive?
Was that simply it? I was in the right place at the relatively right time? I sobbed- a break in the deathly silence that envelopes me- a new feeling seems to creep out of the depths of my mind – not jut loneliness, no, something deeper, stinging.
Don’t ask me how I know- this feeling, it is so sure.
You wouldn’t understand.
Unless you have ever been the last human on earth.
((I'd also like to enter "four minutes to midnight" on my profile))
Soooo... Are there enough entries?
Yes, I suppose there are enough entries! :)
I will finish judging them today hopefully.
Results will be posted on here either today or tomorrow! I'm sure you are all getting excited so I'll try to post the winners today!
Alright I am happy to announce the winners!!! More sooner than I expected actually but having previously read all your fabulous entries it took me a while to decide all the winners none the less.
Here they are:
RUNNER UP: a tie between The interview and The Game part 1 (you shall both receive the runner up prize) c:
3RD PLACE: Four Minutes to Midnight! :)
2ND PLACE: The Piano of Rehgale! :D
1ST PLACE: Homeless! XD
Your awards will be given shortly!
...........What? *sits down in shock*
FashionThief, thank you so much for giving me first place!! It means so much to me :)
AAH! YAY! thanks a bunch.. I honestly didn't expect to place with such amazing stuff going around!
anyway, can you comment/rate/whatever on my poem "starfish" and any other thing that catches your eye.
Thanks FashionThief c: And congrats to my fellow winners, and everyone who participated ;)
congrats to all winners! liz your articles are all very well written and fantastic! --sorry white-horse that your story didn't make the cut, and along with the others that didn't place, better luck next time! I may have another contest like this again because it was so fun to read all the entries! XD
Good job, everone, and thanks for the runners-up, Thief ^_^. Could you please review the piece I submitted, The Interview? I would like to hear from you how I could make the piece better.
What did I do wrong? I thought it was a good story! *cries* I'm a horrible writer!
Could you rate or comment on The [GAME] for me, either is fine.