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What I Saw

Saw something in the trees tonight. Over the woodpile.

My heart’s still pounding so hard that I can hardly hit the keys. I keep thinking I should go up and tell Meredith but part of me knows it would only make it worse. I’ve got the radio turned onto a late night AM talk show and people keep calling in talking about The Conspiracy—


Okay. That’s better. I took a minute and turned off the radio and got my shit together. I know what I saw, and now I know what they’re saying…well, once you’ve seen it with your own eyes, it’s different.

Full disclosure: I’ve gotten six emails in the last two days warning me about this blog. The incoming email address is supposedly the Department of Homeland Security, but for all I know, it’s just another scare tactic. But after what I saw out by the woodpile tonight, I don’t need the radio anymore. I can find out everything I need from the Internet. Like the video. And the rap sheets. And the newspaper article.

Meredith and I were up painting the baby’s room when I heard a noise outside, around back. I told her to stay upstairs. She started to say something back and I went downstairs before she could. Stupidly, I went outside without a flashlight – forgot about the porch light being out. It was pitch dark and I stopped on the porch to let my eyes adjust.

Then I heard it. The branches shook in the big tree overhead and when I looked up I saw something flash down, rattling the braches, bigger than an animal. I ran back inside and got the door closed and locked it. Meredith looked at me, but I couldn’t say anything.

And now, I’ve got my email icon flashing. Message from

I don’t want to open it.


8 Responses to “What I Saw”

  1. GHOST 13th Sign says:
    June 12 at 3:44 pm


  2. Booger says:
    June 21 at 8:14 pm

    This is crazy!!

  3. Eric L. Busby says:
    July 1 at 5:09 pm

    People thought I was nuts by building a house that could stand up to some sort of zombie apocalypse… Yes I know. zombie are not real… But whats run around outside is. We’re safe in here for now… But I am concerned about what happened when our food runs out? Stored enough for six week. And a nice little generator… But the fuel won’t last forever.

    Here is hoping they sort this out fast. Otherwise… I might have to go outside one of these days… God help us all.

  4. Techy Gurl says:
    July 7 at 8:00 pm

    This , according to information in the Times:

    A Queer Creek woman, hopped up on pharmies and apparently fearful, shot and killed herself Wednesday night.

    Police were called to the Queer Creek home of 52-year-old Susan Quince at about 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday by a Mr. Quilty, who reported that he heard her boyfriend, Raoul Mendoza screaming as though he was being torn to pieces.

    When officers got to the scene at 26220 Lemoyne Avenue in Queer Creek, they noticed the crime scene was highly unusual. Quince was seated on the couch, dead. The police say the only evidence of a prior crime was “a little blood” and some scraps of human flesh and bone on the porch.

    Quilty told officers that he was watching television next door when he heard a man
    scream. When he went to see what happened, he saw Quince covering her mouth as if to vomit, trembling and crying, and then run inside. He then heard a pop.

    Quilty said the couple had a history of “pushing each other’s emotional buttons,” then carrying their fights outside.

    The killing/disappearance of Mendoza has all the earmarks of similar events that have taken place since the so-called viral outbreak began.

  5. Star2012 says:
    July 8 at 10:36 pm

    Safety in numbers, we have a safe house and protection all welcome.

  6. TheLastGay says:
    July 22 at 12:26 am

    I’m alive. Chicago.

  7. axtgirl says:
    August 12 at 6:30 pm

    Austin, Texas, all is well.

  8. Jacob Lee says:
    October 13 at 9:09 pm

    Here in my small town in Michigan, everything is fine so far too. An absence of birds, but since its almost winter that’s normal. I wish all of you luck!

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