WebWorld

I was in the mood for an apocalyptic adventure story. This is what came of that.

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WebWorld (1.1)

Part 1: Global Warming 1. “It’s getting worse down there.” I didn’t need to walk over to the window and look down on the street to know that. I’d...
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WebWorld (1.2)

2. So: the apocalypse. You don’t expect to be ever actually living through it. You don’t think it happens to real people. This happens to characters...
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WebWorld (1.3)

Well, we bloody found out. And it all started out so small, so tiny. I remember walking home from work and just happening to glance down at the...
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WebWorld (1.4)

We probably shouldn’t have gone. But really, in what universe? And along with my misgivings there was that itching curiosity. What the fuck’s going...
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WebWorld (1.5)

Okay, so if I ever find out who cursed me to live in interesting times, I’m going to stick my foot so far up their butt they’re going to be able to...
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WebWorld (1.6)

Burning it didn’t work. Poisoning it didn’t work. Trying to scrape it up with bulldozers didn’t work. Washing it away with water cannons didn’t do...
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WebWorld (1.7)

It was a sunny morning, just a little bloody, with the promise of later rain. I looked out on a horizon that was gold mixed with a truly grisly shade...
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WebWorld (1.8)

The Battle for the Ground Through Fourth Floors. That’s what I’ve been calling it in my mind. I suppose it was something that was always on the brink...
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WebWorld (1.9)

She threaded her way through the crowd, trying not to push, but hearing my voice and hearing its desperation, which added to her own fear when she’d...
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WebWorld (1.10)

The air-drops came. And then the air-drops stopped coming. I used to like this apartment for its view. That view went sideways during the apocalypse...
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WebWorld (1.11)

Getting the hell out was well and good. But we needed a plan. And since I’d been thinking about this pretty solidly for weeks on end, I’d started to...
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WebWorld (1.12)

Okay, not night exactly. Tail-end dusk with just touches of grey and red and turquoise still soaking into the air. There’s that thing isn’t there,...
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WebWorld (1.13)

Well, I guess you know this is not the story of how I was jumped and killed – and eaten – by some gum-horror leaping out of the web. It was close...
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WebWorld (2.1)

Part 2 - The Road North 1. I’d like to say it was an uneventful drive and we got to our destination without incident. Sadly, the truth gets a lot...
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WebWorld (2.2)

We were making good time. We’d made the decision – without really making it - to avoid the main highway, to avoid going through larger towns where...
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WebWorld (2.3)

My home town. There’s just something about the place you grew up, isn’t there? Especially if you were born there, and spent your entire childhood...
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WebWorld (2.4)

We walked through unmitigated white. It was thick and everywhere. The town pool would be filled and bursting with it, ruptured and ruined. This ski-...
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WebWorld (2.5)

Sunset turned to night. Darkness made all the difference. We were driving through an eerie world of invisibility. A darker world than we were...
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WebWorld (2.6)

“Zara…” “Nate…” I was having some trouble getting my bearings here. We’d just crashed. The windshield was shattered, I could taste blood, and my neck...
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WebWorld (2.7)

Pitch black. There was a hollow in the hillside, just off the road, and in this spot, it was pitch black. I couldn’t see Zara, not even the outline...

WebWorld (3.1)

Part 3: Foggerty Family 1. “I remember this table, you know.” I was sitting at it, with my fingers tracing the semi-paisley pattern, which had...