‘Some say the end is nearSome say we’ll see Armageddon soonOne great big festering neon distractionI’ve got a suggestion to keep you all occupied’
Humans are a stupid, stupid species. They can’t leave well enough alone, poking and prodding with their little scientific theories and test tubes, sticking fingers down Earth’s butt cracks and raping her enigmas until everything is just another rock to them. And the rest of the humans sit by and cheer.
Dumbest one is named Barthelomew Wright. He discovered some living bone fragment that seemed to draw energy. It had a freaking heart beat. There were transmissions played over the news for just weeks. Big. Freaking. Deal. Live tissue that wasn’t man made. Now I don’t know about you, but generally when you discover you’re not the only fish in the bowl and that the other fish is smarter and badder than you are, you leave it the hell alone, cause it might be one of those algae eaters but then it might not be, and whose stupid enough to flip that coin?
Humans are. And they named the whole, dumb project Nosferatu cause the bone that was found was a tooth.
The project was a big success. Reporters couldn’t get enough of it. An advanced human was found. THASE, they called him, and they played all these happy little movies of him letting them test his intelligence and stuff. Bullshit. You and I both know they collected those videos early on and then strapped THASE to a table and stuck him up like a pin cushion. Cause all of a sudden that project went stone cold. THASE was gone. Escaped during transport. There was a small body count but mostly it was live video feeds of THASE on the move. For months, the news displayed these brief captures, THASE nothing more than a blur, the first evidence of supernatural speed.
Then. One reporter. A five minute tape. Standing outside some heavy looking complex outside Los Angeles, where THASE had been found along with several others. They held her in place and drained her of blood while she screamed. On air. Not just intelligent beings.
The entire world went ape shit insane.
Governments thought they could handle it. They took their military and leveled the complex. Southern California was sealed off. They showed the whole thing on the news, just to show us how safe we were. Armed escort services began popping up on every little corner, like Starbucks. Going out at night? Hire your own personal guard. Every company from LA to Singapore started making wooden stakes. One was even clever enough to make a gun out of it. Garlic infused holy water was sold, and you could wear it around your neck in a little crystal if you wanted.
Oh, I bet the bloodsuckers could not stop laughing.
‘…learn to swim…’
Woke up one day and the news reported mayhem. Prominent CEOs dead everywhere, world wide. There were images circulated showing their throats ripped out. All media, everywhere, blamed every other source for the leaks. Tankers broke down in the middle of the ocean. Air towers lost their transmission. Energy plants everywhere were reporting malfunctions. Planes went down. Humanity gawked at their televisions like goldfish.
At midnight, fifteen of the world’s most prominent leaders dropped dead.
At 12:05, lights were cascading out across the world, like a finger flicking off switches.
We didn’t even have time to inhale.
Hosted and narrated by:
Mysti InTheSkyWithDiamonds (Mystified)
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