End of Times – Day 38

I can't believe it has been more than a month. I am feeling tired and discouraged. I have not seen one human alive in all this time. Understandable? Yes, but nonetheless depressing. See, this gas kills 99.99% of all humans, and most animals. Only 0.015% of the human population is immune.

I don't know if I am immune, and I am in no hurries to find out. If you have a gas mask and now how to use it you can survive. Your body will only be able to resist the gas for 1 – 2 hours at a time without a mask. If you go more than 2 hours exposed the damage is irreversible. Under an hour you will feel very bad, but your body can recover if you drink lots of fluid. It won't affect your skin but it will destroy your lungs, then your arteries and later your brain and heart. That means my mask is permanent, I am only able to take it off to eat, and clean it. And if you eat, make it quick!

I have traveled over 300 miles now, miles of devastation, desolation and sadness. They are no buildings without damage, not a soul in the streets. Rioting, stealing and vandalizing were just a waste of time. People should have worried about being safe, preparing; instead of ill advised looting. But not many people knew what was about to come. They should have listened to more than just the news. You needed insight, almost secret clearance!

The gas is still so dense outside after all this time. I can only hope, that like a fog, it starts clearing out. It is not easy to tell night from day sometimes, much less have a sense of time. It is HOT every single moment. I am surprised of how tasty Pork n Beans can be when you are really hungry. And the importance of a can opener. I carry that, a torch lighter, and a small hatchet in my pack. Traveling light is essential, the rest I pick up on the way. They are still plenty of supplies everywhere, meaning not many people were prepared, much less survived.

I got to her hotel, searched every inch of it. She wasn't there. If work had not sent her on that business trip, maybe, maybe it would have been easier to find her whereabouts. If we could at least still fly, I am sure I won't be bitching about plane delays.

I hope she got my last text: "Find a gas mask. A good one. And do it fast!"


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  61 comments for “End of Times – Day 38

  1. Gilmar Smith
    May 15, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Run morcilla RUN!!! this is awesome +Ricardo Williams !

  2. Jen R
    May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Gah! Reminds me of last man on earth

  3. Gary Munroe
    May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Awesomeness!! I DO believe I'm immune though!!! 🙂

  4. Ricardo Liberato
    May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Fine Art

  5. Paul Howard
    May 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

    DAMN buddy!!!! This is just rockin'!!! I'm loving this.

  6. Mauro Matoda
    May 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Hello, I want to be notified. It seems a good story.

  7. Matthew Shuey
    May 15, 2015 at 10:28 am


  8. Jeff Moreau
    May 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Another awesome atmosphere :)… great work!

  9. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    May 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Awesome job!

  10. Anna Ryndak
    May 15, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Fantastic work! Apocalypse now………..

  11. Elizabeth Lund
    May 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Wonderfully written story and great photo +Ricardo Williams !

  12. Brian Avis
    May 15, 2015 at 10:42 am


    So how long have you been taking photos in Detroit for this series? 🙂

  13. Joanna Koziara
    May 15, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Oh man! You are rocking it! Love the series

  14. cobalt please
    May 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Keep it up!

  15. Elizabeth Hahn
    May 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Oh wow! I loves this! And lol at pork and beans!

    makes sure to keep can opener on hand at all times

  16. Eric Stoliker
    May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Very cool.

  17. Brian Avis
    May 15, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Don't forget your towel!!

  18. John Getchel
    May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Nicely done!! And great story!

  19. Sho
    May 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Dopeness. Amazing shot..

  20. Michelle Smith
    May 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Keep em' coming !!!
    Great work, Riccardo 😉

  21. Mari Luukkonen
    May 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Be careful! Looks like those houses will collapse at any time! Great work!!!

  22. emmy e
    May 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    AHHH I didn't see the first one… goes back

  23. Ellie Kennard
    May 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Scary, well done! +Ricardo Williams

  24. kat Folland
    May 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    You should make this into a book when you're done!

  25. Don Spenner
    May 15, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I hope she's on the boat, great take bro!

  26. Carla McMahon
    May 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Oh wow. I am loving this story.

  27. Andy Smith
    May 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Excellent, this is great +Ricardo Williams I am loving the story format with this.

  28. Frank Bramkamp
    May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    another end of time composite ! Looks good, Frank.

  29. Ricardo Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    +Gilmar Smith …. I run sometimes, but mostly I conserve Energy. I need it.
    +Jen R I surely do hope I am not the last man, or woman for that matter!
    +Gary Munroe Then maybe I will find you along the way…
    Thank you +Ricardo Liberato
    +Paul Howard I am glad you like it my brother!
    +Mauro Matoda on the notified list. Thank you!
    +Matthew Shuey I need to upload these to the website, keep forgetting. Thank you!
    +Jeff Moreau Thanks so much… I hope you have your gas mask.
    Thank you very much +Eve Aebi
    +Anna Ryndak now or later… we never know! Thank you.
    Thank you so very much my friend +Elizabeth Lund
    +Brian Avis ummmm I forgot how long I was there, I moved around so much buddy 🙂
    Thank you very much +Joanna Koziara
    +cobalt please I intend to … thanks for the support!
    +Elizabeth Hahn The can opener is of imperative importance 🙂
    Thank you Mr. +Eric Stoliker
    +Brian Avis it is too hot for a towel…. maybe a shirt sometime down the road… when the gas dissipates!
    Thank you very much +John Getchel
    +Sho' Nuff Thanks buddy… stay tuned, one to come every week for a while.
    Thank you very much +Michelle Smith I will try to keep it interesting.
    +Mari Luukkonen it is so scary to walk around so much destruction.
    +emmy e … did you catch up yet?
    Thank you very much +Ellie Kennard
    +kat Folland if I make a book, +Brian Avis said he would buy it!
    +Don Spenner maybe that's where I should try soon …. the boat.
    I am glad you like it +Carla McMahon 🙂
    Tricky +Andy Smith I am glad you like it buddy… I hope to be able to keep it up.

  30. Ricardo Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you much +Frank Bramkamp … I appreciate it very much coming from you… I am trying to make a story of this one… a new installment every Friday!

  31. Yvette van Teeffelen
    May 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I love the photo and the story +Ricardo Williams, please keep me on the notification list 🙂

  32. Ricardo Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you +Yvette van Teeffelen … I will keep you posted for sure!

  33. Sonja Miller Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Love getting to see your photos to go with your story +Ricardo Williams​!

  34. Kathleen Milks
    May 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    This is just fantastic +Ricardo Williams! Thanks for sharing the journey, hang in there! 🙂

  35. Al Hughes
    May 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Great ideas Ricardo, please add me to the notification list!

  36. Sharae “Sharre” Myers
    May 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Add me please…

  37. April Gamel
    May 15, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed that so please keep me on the list to be notified.

  38. Lerato Majikfaerie
    May 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    +Ricardo Williams​ I always want your notifies! This is brilliant

  39. Ricardo Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    +Sonja Miller Williams​ Thank you muvh.
    Thank you very much +Kathleen Milks
    Thank you +Al Hughes​……. added.
    Sure thing +Sharae Myers
    Thank you very much +April Gamel
    Well of course +Lerato Majikfaerie​ 🙂

  40. Corrinda Raine
    May 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm


  41. Ricardo Williams
    May 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks +Corrinda Raine

  42. Eric Raeber
    May 16, 2015 at 1:32 am

    What an adventure. Glad you survived!

  43. Jim Migliore
    May 16, 2015 at 3:04 am

    +Ricardo Williams she is out there somewhere. You must keep searching and continue this journey. There has to be some clues along the way. Awesome story and composite…Loving it!

  44. Patrick Kelly
    May 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Love this! Such a great series

  45. Rachael Switalski
    May 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Awesome +Ricardo Williams, I missed the beginning of this but I'd love to know how it continues!

  46. Don Spenner
    May 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Probably hiding down in the hull, waiting. +Ricardo Williams.

  47. Ricardo Williams
    May 18, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    +Eric Raeber Thank you very much… they are many more chapters to come….
    +Jim Migliore I am not losing hope…. I must continue……
    Thank you very much +Patrick Kelly I am hoping to keep itup.
    +Rachael Switalski Thank you very much, you can find the first installment in the collection or in my posts… here is a link to the collection:
    +Don Spenner you know it….. 🙂

  48. Rachael Switalski
    May 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Ah yes, I have to figure those out +Ricardo Williams, thank you!

  49. Sherrie von Sternberg
    May 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

    notify me…this is awesome +Ricardo Williams and catch me up if I missed something?

  50. Ricardo Williams
    May 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Added you to the notify list +Sherrie von Sternberg 🙂 will keep you posted. If you check the collection or my blog you would be able to find the first post!
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4ud7a or ricardowilliams.com

  51. Sherrie von Sternberg
    May 19, 2015 at 10:53 am

    excellent! thank you. I am on board 🙂

  52. Melissa Beagle
    May 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Wonderful story +Ricardo Williams! Do you need another pair of Nike shoes? Oh wait…is the mail working?!?! 🙁

    Keep running fast, fast, FAST!

  53. Cristy Gibson
    May 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    This is crazy cool…completely dig! ;]

  54. Ricardo Williams
    May 20, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Thank you so much +Melissa Beagle … for know shoes are good… and no the mail is not working, there is nobody at the post office…. bunch of packages though!! 🙂
    +Cristy Gibson thank you very much… next Friday a new installment 🙂

  55. Robin Cohen
    May 20, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Fascinating! I am eager to hear/see the rest!

  56. Ricardo Williams
    May 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I will keep you posted +Robin Cohen

  57. Annette Junge Daugaard
    May 23, 2015 at 3:33 am

    ❤~❤❤❤~❤ :)👍

  58. Christopher Germano
    May 24, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    playing catch up, still loving this story and images +Ricardo Williams

  59. Ricardo Williams
    May 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Thank you +Annette Junge Daugaard
    You are one behind +Christopher Germano 🙂 … thanks for the support my friend!

  60. Darla Hueske
    May 31, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Super. The movement is really perfect.

  61. Ricardo Williams
    June 3, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks again +Darla Hueske 🙂

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