|The Final Blow (standard:mystery, 494 words)|
|Author: Kinslayer||Added: Aug 14 2003||Views/Reads: 2421/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A boy is found sitting on the curb, the streets are empty.|
The wind ripped through the city streets sending tiny bits of confetti spinning in the upward draft. The echo of a crowd long gone still echoed between the buildings. A child sat on the curb, the only one still left from the roaring crowd. He did not speak or move instead he stared blankly at the empty street. Light could still be seen peaking from behind the buildings, although the world now felt cold and empty. He tried to stand but his legs wouldn't allow it. There was a parade at one time, a most certainly grand one, but now all that was left were tiny scraps of paper. At this time of day the street should be filled with cars, stopped at lights, swerving in and out of traffic. Now the traffic lights were out, caused by an electric “push” of energy. It was suppose to be a grand time, trumpets blared and people lined the streets. It was the first time we were to actually meet them. It was going to be a time for prosperity, the dawn of a new world. We were to have technology beyond our greatest dreams. Mankind would never be the same. Positioning themselves in all major cities and sending a message to the world governments for everyone to gather, they explained to us what was going to happen. Asking for no televised accounts of the gathering, explaining that it would interfere with their technology left people the only option to come to the sights to see them and the ship. The cattle had been herded and from there the extraterrestrials were free to pick through the people. When they made the announcement that we were to be “harvested” the boy did not run, instead he slid through a storm drain, being small, he fit easily. In a matter of hours every man, woman and child had been gathered. They left the speaker on, so everyone could hear as the ships directed over each area gathering people by the dozens. When one ship was full, another would arrive and continue where the last left off. The opening speech began with the explanation of why there were abductions, saying that there were more diseases then we realized. As one would develop that could devastate the worlds population, they would remove it at the source. On occasion, one such disease would develop in an animal, so it would be destroyed. Now there was an ample supply of us, so we could be processed and distributed for feeding. There was no reason to worry; fifteen or so would be saved to be place back on the planet to restock the supply. When it was over, the boy crawled out and searched around, there was no one. So he sat on the curb. All he could do was sitting and waiting, hoping someone else survived, or that those people were to be dropped off near by. Until then he was alone. Tweet
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