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Apathy, Chapter 14 Oh Lordy

February 4, 2019

The night sky was filled with light from past sources. A hurried mess in a span of years attempting to reach out to the ends of the universe- only to survive the source. Histories just ending in a blink of an eye. The world just standing by, waiting for its time. The blot that sits in the sky, orbiting around in an oblong orbit, is getting closer and closer. Pulling on the sea and tugging on the fear that it was all for naught. Fear that we have all given ourselves delusions of grandeur. For the God that sits in judgment is either there or is willing to sacrifice the masses for the misdeeds of being human. Rivers run with no remorse and the animals live without a hint of fear from an outside source, but the people are scared. Giving so much attention to the ominous thing in the sky, asking each other what they think, just to get a beats the hell out of me answer.

I never had a stiff back like this before. My dad said that whatever gymnastic move I had done must have put a number on my back. All I knew was that I needed a good wash because there was still blood all over my neck and I’m sure that it had gone down my back. Ugh, I feel so fucking gross. We were packing up our gear when we heard people walking over the bridge. I felt like some sort of polar opposite Anne Frank because my dad quietly told me to shut the fuck up.

I know that I heard one person passing over the bridge say, “I don’t know, Mom. I think things will eventually go back to normal. Like a snap of a finger…” He paused as someone that I couldn’t hear said something and then he continued, “No, that thing’ll keep on spinning around us. We’ll die before that ever happens, so what the hell do I care?”

After a few minutes, my dad said, “I don’t want to be here with these two bodies are found.”

“It was self-defense.”

“Doesn’t matter, not when the world has gone sideways.”

So, we quickly packed our camp and got to the road. Given three minutes and we’ve already caught up to the two from the bridge. It was an elderly man and an old lady, just out for a walk or something, I didn’t try to figure it out, because the woman asked me if I was OK. I had forgotten about the blood, and it can be seen through my shirt on my back. We didn’t respond or say anything, but we did high tail it out of the situation as fast as we could.

The road towards The Village Green Resort was crooked and in order to head over in that direction the road takes you a few miles away from the resort first before it can allow you to ascend the side of the mountain. On the way away is a mini-mart. A mini-mart that the elderly couple happens to be heading towards.

The elderly lady said, “I don’t know if I can do that kind of a trip again… it’s killing my back and feet.”

“I know, Mom, mine too.” Walking into the mini-mart, the man greeted the clerk and began to shop.

The woman asked the clerk, “Have you seen anybody come by? Like within an hour or two?”

The clerk said, “Can’t say I have. Why?”

“Well, we saw a couple on bicycles. A man and a girl. The girl looked like she might have been hurt, there was blood all over her.”

“Who was the man that was with her?”

“He was an older guy. I guess it could have been her father…”

“Think he hurt her? or is kidnapping her?”

“Oh Lordy, I hope not. When does William come by?”

“Being that he’s the only Police with his own horse in this area, I’d say it’d be just before dusk.”


“Don’t worry, I’ll mention to him what you had told me. Which way were they coming from and which way did they look like they were headed?”

“They came up behind us, and I thought they were headed here.”

“Ok, I’ll let William know when he comes by, and I’m sure he’ll keep a lookout for anything suspicious.”

I looked up the road and then at my dad and said, “How the hell are we going to walk up this?”

“I know, it’s going to suck, but that’s for tomorrow.”

The sun was beginning to go down, so we started making another camp. I’m so sick of this shit…

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