I woke up this morning and the world was gone.
It was a normal enough night. I went to sleep and when I woke up I thought it was still night. Everything was pitch black. It took a minute for my mind to understand what I was seeing.
My house is surrounded by black fog. I think it might be the same black fog that I saw when I was in the Pine Barrens. And other than my house, there is nothing left here. I can’t see the sky, or the street, or the houses next to mine, or even my own backyard.
It looks like fog, but it doesn’t act like fog. It’s not coming in my windows or under the cracks around my doors. I can actually see it hovering over my windows, clinging to my outside walls.
It moves. Like a slug, it’s crawling slowly across my walls.
The more I hear it the more convinced I am it’s the same fog I saw back in February. It makes noise. It’s screaming. I can hear it screaming. And it smells like, oh fuck me, it smells like blood and-
Deities I feel so sick. Can’t use the toilets, got to save the water. Good thing I have the extra buckets I bought the last time my roof was leaking. Got to focus, was trying to talk about the fog, oh shit the smell-
It smells like blood and shit. It smells the way Tom’s body did when he died. And now that I think about it, it looks a lot like that swarm of crows too. Thick and black and never ending.
I’m so fucking scared right now. Nothing seems to be coming in, but I’m not sure how long I can hole up in here. I have some food left from when Cathy went shopping, but there’s not a lot of liquids. I have no running water, so once whatever is in my fridge and the toilets is gone, I’m screwed.
I don’t even know if posting this will work.
I…I think I just heard something on my roof.
Say something guys? Anything? Please tell me I’m not alone.
Hold in there, you're not alone.ReplyDelete
I just started crying, I was so relieved to see your comment. I was terrified that whatever sent me here was going to pull one of those perception filter things where I couldn't see you guys or you couldn't see me.ReplyDelete
None of us are ever alone. Be strong.ReplyDelete
Kay? My god... Are you certain this isn't a hallucination? Except... no water. That's new.ReplyDelete
Whatever it is, just stay calm. You use up more energy when you're afraid, and you waste water when you cry. So far it hasn't actually done anything, so there's no need to panic. You're going to be alright.
The internet apparently works, or at least blogger does. Do the phone lines work? If not a land line, then try a cell phone.
Phone doesn't work. When I try to dial out on any line I just get Marble Hornets style distortion. I'm trying not to panic, but oh deities Ryuu, that smell...ReplyDelete
Is there any perfume in the house? Or strong-smelling shampoo? I'm certain you must have scented candles, at least. Just think, Kay, never stop thinking. There's always a way out.ReplyDelete
I've been burning my sage bundles. It doesn't make a dent in the stench.ReplyDelete
Then... if nothing else, trust that the smell WILL deminish eventually. It's an evolutionary survival mechanism - our bodies don't let us be over whelmed by any of our senses for long. Eventually your brain will just start ignoring it.ReplyDelete
Hmm... I wouldn't risk opening a door or window, but is there any way you can send something out? It might be that the fog only surrounds your house for a short distance. Except... there'd be no way to tell if whatever it is got out or not, so... hmm...
I went to bed with one of my windows open.So I got a good look at the way it seems to be working before I shut the window. The fog just kind of hovers a little bit over the open space. I can't see too far into it so I don't know how far it goes.ReplyDelete
So it definitely doesn't come INTO the house. Can you think of any reasons that might be? Anything you've done, or anything that's happened?ReplyDelete
No. I was working on the same idea about the faceless wonder before the kids...anyway I had the theory that something I had done in this house over the years was keeping it from getting in, but I never got a chance to start working out what it was. Same thing with this fog maybe?ReplyDelete
Fucking shit, there's something smacking at the window, but I can't see what it is!
Does it count as hysteria or calming down that I am getting pissed that if whatever that is smacks the glass much harder I'm going to have buy new windows again?
Heh. Nope, it counts as logic and retaining a sense of normalcy. Keep at it. =DReplyDelete
I apologize if I've missed a detail or two...but perhaps it is the leeches?ReplyDelete
I'll do my best. And retaining normalcy means retaining manners, so my apologies for ignoring your well wishes before aloneamongthewreck. I do appreciate it and did earlier, its just hard to think clearly when riding a wave of panic. I think the initial bout of hysteria is over. I'm still panicking, but it's more manageable.ReplyDelete
My visitor at the window seems to have moved to the roof.
Oh God, Kay! I just got home from work and read this! Don't do anything rash. I'm heading over to the house now! I'll try to see if I can get in, or find a way to get you out!.ReplyDelete
Kay, where the hell are you? I just got to the house, and there is no fog or anything around the house. I found the spare key and let myself in, I'm in your damn living room right now. You aren't here, nothing is out of place.ReplyDelete
Where are you?
That's not funny! You're not in my living room, I'm standing right next to my couch, I would see you if you were here!ReplyDelete
Kay, I'm sitting on the couch, looking out the front window! Nobody is in here, especially not you!ReplyDelete
Lucien please tell me you're not trying to fuck with me? I don't think I could take it right now. There is no one in my living room except for me.
I swear to you, I'm not shitting around here. I've been at your house for 10 minutes now, and there is no fog, no you.ReplyDelete
But you're not here and the fog is here and I'm here and oh what is happening to me?ReplyDelete
Okay, um... It's clearly teleportation of some kind. Either you think you're still in your house but really aren't (and I hope that's not the case, so don't contemplate it too much), or... I don't know. Dammit, I don't know!
Whatever it is, staying calm is still the priority. Kay, those leeches. They can't get in, right? Tell me they can't get in.
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I haven't actually seen them yet, but so far nothing's gotten in. There's noises coming from the roof and every now and then something bangs at the window, but the fog is so thick I can't see what's out there. So it might be Zero’s leeches or fuck me it might be something worse.ReplyDelete
It's going to be okay, Kay. Just stay inside. This seems like a scare tactic more than anything.ReplyDelete
Scare tactic, I like that thought process. Scare tactic indicates that this is not real or that it'll go away.ReplyDelete
Now everyone cross your fingers that this fog will give out before my water supply does.
Go read a book, Kay. Or play a game. Do whatever it is you do when you're bored.ReplyDelete
Because that's what you are right now. You have nothing to do, it's a dull day indoors, and you're bored.
If you can play a game while listening to whatever those things are run across the roof, then you have much stronger will power then I do hon. I'll try though. You aren't the doctor of the mind because you don't know what you're talking about.ReplyDelete
Find a room without windows.Stockpile nonperishables and water. Stuff cracks in the door with wet towels. Lock the door.
Just a hunch.
This is a little disturbing to think about, but I actually don't have any rooms without windows...holy shit even the hall closet has a fucking window.ReplyDelete
Door's already locked, and I've been putting together the food and water since this morning. I even remembered reading somewhere to get the water out of the toilets, although I am for obvious reasons saving that for last.
Being a shut in for the past few has its advantages. I've read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies/tv shows. The biggest problem I've been able to see is that even if I ration it, I don't have much water.
In that case, I suggest covering up the toilets with a tarp or something. Prevent too much evaporation. Hope you're better supplied than I am. I'm running out of birthday cake, and little of it is staying down.ReplyDelete
Also, heads up: Morningstar is going to be paying you a visit soon. It is not going to be a nice visit.ReplyDelete
No tarps available, but I'll see if towels will do the same trick. Thanks for suggestion. As far as Morning Star, I appreciate the warning, but one lone nutjob doesn't scare me that much in comparison to larger amounts of...something banging at my doors and windows right now.ReplyDelete
I won't tell you you're not alone, because you are.ReplyDelete
But that's when you know the true value of someone's courage and resolve. Show to the rest of us that you deserve that title, Sage.
Ah, this seems a good place to start. Fear. I can smell it for miles, and you my dear are ripe with it. I do hope that you come out of this fog-world, however. It might be fun to play with this one. But do not worry. Killing you is near the last thing on my list. Consider that an honor towards you, Sage.ReplyDelete
I'll get to Kay eventually Glassy. That is if she is still alive by the time I CAN get after her. But until then, best of luck Kay. Stay alive and stay safe.ReplyDelete
This sounds kinda like the fog that surrounded the boat docks tonight, just a billion times worse and obviously not in this world. I hope you make it out Kay I really do. Fight whatever it is.ReplyDelete
Hold on Kay. Me and Ryuu will be there tomorrow.ReplyDelete
I have a plan.
Dear god Sage, I know what your plans are like... but yeah, the cavalry cometh. Sit tight!ReplyDelete
Ok in orderReplyDelete
@Thage I'm not sure yet if its good to see you back or not. I suppose time will tell.
@Eternity Blah blah blah, go away little troll. You've had your freebie, from this point forward unless you have something intelligent or useful to say your comments will be deleted.
@Morningstar You never cease to confuse me dear, but thank you.
@Black Hawk I wish the same for you. Best of luck.
@Sage and Ryuu Let's kick some ass.
I see, interesting. Very Well. I say this then: Live. Be rescued, or else find the Way Out.ReplyDelete