Excerpt from a diary found in the middle of a pool of dried blood in the middle of a deserted road.
August 17th, 2012;
".....They're everywhere now, God I can't stand this anymore! I watched a little girl get torn to shreds ths morning form my neighbours yard, she was the last one left on our street besides me and I just....I can't take it anymore. If anyone finds this, anyone who still lives, please God just don't go into the cities...."
It's been six months since the first outbreak. Six months that shouldn't have happened. It started as a simple outbreak of the flu, just a simple one that doctors treated, as always, with medications and shots that apparently....did nothing. Everything went so fast though, once the person went into cardiac arrest for no reason. At first it was just a few people, maybe a half dozen, who came into the emergency wards one day or afternoon. According to a television broadcast, the symptoms started as just flu-like symptoms; stuffed up nose, bloodshot eyes, headaches and nausea that lasted for days on end and grew worse as the hours went by.
It quickly went downhill after the fourth day, when black fluid began to form within the lungs, making breathing difficult, and joints began to swell until mobitility was impossible for the victims and they became bedridden, most having to be placed on life support. 24 hours after the fluid began forming and fever reached it's peak, the patient was effectively brain dead and all organs stopped. They never awakened again. As humans that is....
It took less than four hours after all of the bodies' organs stopped, before the zombie rose. The swelling was horrendous by then, whatever virus or disease it was that caused this....Reanimation, just kept on regenerating inside the corpses, causing tissue decay that was only slightly lessened than if it had been a regular corpse that didn't move...and didn't kill anything it could get it's cramped hands and gnawing mouths on.
It took less than six weeks before the cities were no longer safe. The stupid CDC and various health organizations sent out bulletins urging people to go to the cities, saying they had containment facilities that were safe...all it took was one bite though. One, single molecule of disease passing into a cut or a scraped piece of skin. The cities are now dens of the dead.
And it was two months before those who survived figured out that the only way to survive was to lock themselves away, 'kill' the things that used to be friends and family members....and to find food and safe waters to drink in order to live.
It's only been six months now since the cities and the surrounding lands became unsafe. People with RV's, with horses or motorcycles or trucks, those who have survived, have started to find each other. Have started to band together and protect each other. Each one has a story. Each one has a will to live that burns bright.....and each one, even the children who are able to, have taken down the things that hunt them whenever it was needed. There's one person who knows the cause of the disease. She worked for the plant that had created it, and had studied it for longer than her other, now dead coworkers, and had discovered what it was that had . One person who still lives and knows what caused the pandemic worldwide. She's the only one that does know....and now she's looking for help. She needs people to help her get into one of the worst infested places in the world in order to get the equipment needed to create the vaccine that will effectively kill the flesh eating horrors that exist now when they shouldn't be any more than an imagination gone wild.
In a World that's Ended.
That's my idea basically. The story won't revolve around the scientist, possibly except when the others first join into her group. I'd like to start with four people, her not included, though we could add more as we go along. She'll have a Safehouse kind of deal, I'll post that a bit later though I will say it'll be like a really well fenced in half acre of land with a house attached to a garage that's been well reinforced with metal plating on what was the windows, just in case. The inside of the building will be in the next post.
Now, the scientist woman herself won't be going far, she'll most likely end up staying at the Safehouse due to an injury or something equally slowing, so the group that forms will be the ones to go out into the city eventually, but we'll get to that later on, the beginning will be more along the lines of finding the Safehouse, getting in and learning what the 'doc' has to say, then going from there....
Does it seem interesting?? Let me hear some feedback please!!! Anyone up for joining?? Let me know~~!