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Harish D

Thriller


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Harish D

Thriller


Apocalypse

Apocalypse

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#WritcoStoryPrompt17
 The last bullet left the muzzle of his rifle with a deafening bang. It took with him all his hopes of survival. 
He reached for the sharp knife held at his boot strap. He wasn't going out without a fight!

Life has changed in the past three weeks. A stray dog drank a rare chemical that had leaked from a pharmaceutical company . The dog got violent and bit almost every residence of the neighboring town resulting in everyone turning into zombies overnight. The government took immediate steps to control the situation by imposing lockdown and bringing in the military. Yet, the zombie count was increasing exponentially and it was declared an emergency.

One night, I was in my room studying for my upcoming exam when my elder brother rushed in and told me to turn on the news channel on TV. The news showed that the zombie apocalypse has begun in our city. Both of us were concerned about our mother. My mother is a widowed police officer who has recently been sent in a mission to evacuate the  residence of a housing society. We tried to call her but all the communication system was down. My brother wanted to go out looking for her but I stopped him as it was not wise to go outside in such conditions. 

Suddenly, someone rang the doorbell. My brother went to open the door but I stopped him telling that it might be the zombies. My brother assured me that zombies don't have brain and hence cannot ring the doorbell. He looked through the peephole to find out who it was but couldn't see anything as it was covered in blood. Arming himself he slowly opened the door. It was our mother, who was heavily injured. Her whole team was ambushed by the zombies in that society. She was the lone survivor of her team. She told me to lock all the doors and windows properly. She undressed herself and asked my brother to check for any zombie bite in her body. Luckily, she wasn't bitten by the zombie. My brother nursed her injuries.

The zombie apocalypse had been completely spread in our city. The government set up a council to take an immediate decision. The leader of the council proposed to send a missile and burn the city to ashes killing all the zombies. However, many of them protested as many survivors were still stuck in the city. Suddenly,  they recieved an information that the zombie apocalypse has begun in many other cities too. Three days later,  a news came out that the government has fallen and the public are on their own. 

Soon, power supply, water supply and supply of other basic commodities got cut off. People started coming out of their houses in search of help; instead got turned into zombies. We managed to stay in our house for ten days. But, food and water ran out four days ago and we were starving. My mother saw an overturned truck containing packed noodles and decides to step out. She brought the food packets and fed us.

She then revealed a startling fact. She had been bitten by a zombie and might turn into one any time soon. Therefore, she wanted to take us to a safe place before that.  My brother and me were crying silently. We went to the police headquarters and armed ourselves with various kinds of weapon. Our mother quickly taught us how to shoot a gun. She also told us to only aim for a headshot and also instructed us to do the same to her as soon as she loses her human feelings. 

We then drove in a car to the nearest air base. My mother spotted a private jet and decides to take us in it. Unbeknownst to us, few people were already hiding in the jet. They threw us out as they soon as they found that my mother was bitten. Hearing the sound, the zombies ran towards the base and started attacking us. They entered the jet and attacked the people in it, instantly transforming them into zombies. My brother ran to a different direction and distracted the zombies. We realised that he had decided to sacrifice himself to save us. We both started crying. My mother tried to stop him but he doesn't listen. He entered a godown while simultaneously shooting down the zombies. The last bullet left the muzzle of his rifle with a deafening bang. It took with him all his hopes of survival. He reached for the sharp knife held at his boot strap. He wasn't going out without a fight! He then realised he had entered a godown with explosives. He activates a bomb killing himself and the surrounding zombies. 

Me and my mother run back to the car and escape from the place. I then realised the fact that everyone turned into zombies immediately after they got bitten except my mother. My mother survived the bite for more than four hours. We then go to a R&D centre where my Mom's friend works. Fortunately, her friend was still uninfected. Her team did a couple of tests and found out that my mother's serum is immune to the zombie. Using my mother's serum, within two days, a drug is developed which not only made people immune to the zombies but also turned the zombies back into humans. The drug was mass produced and sprayed all over the world by planes and ,therefore, ended the Zombie apocalypse. 


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