End of Times – Rage and Hope

I am hungry, tired and weak. There is just pestilence, destruction and a depressing atmosphere all around. What used to be great cities are now a faint, ignominious debacle of a great existence. Who we were, we are no more. This is now just terrifying. I would have never figured this is what the NWO (New World Order) would look like.

As I take every step the pain in my leg gets worse, that Tornado from a month and a half ago is still cashing in on the bruises it left on my already battered body. I remember running from it, trying to find refuge, with no idea what to do. A building, a house, a car… they would have provided no safe guard. But a manhole, a direct access to a rat infested underground sewer system, provided the protection I needed, not without also providing many battle scars. The debris that was sucked out and dropped in left me with little movement and a whole lot of pain for weeks.

I am now able to scavenge and move around again, albeit slowly and precariously. That's when I spotted something, is it really? I could not believe my eyes. I knew that shirt…. yes, that shirt! Or is it just a regular shirt? I hunched behind a car and watched as that person came out of an abandoned building, is it really possible? She took that shirt with her on all of her trips, she said she wanted something to remind her of me! I thought it was funny, but romantic. She took it on this last trip too. I looked closely, yes it is my shirt. But, it is not her. Who the fuck is him?!?!

Ignoring my pain and body limitations I stealthily approach this person. When I am right behind him, he turns, but no sooner than that he receives a right fist to the face. While dazed but facing me I grab behind his head with both of my hands, pull down with force and drive his nose right into my knee!

– Where did you get that shirt? – I asked.
– Who are you, I am sorry! – He replied, while spitting blood and looking disoriented.
– Where did you get it? – I asked again, with fire raging in my eyes!

A bit less surprised he looked up at me and with a sinister laugh he babbled back….
– Fuck you! She is gone…..

The rest of what happened is just a blur… I remember hearing begging, snorting sounds, scuffles, gasps … and after a while nothing! Silence again… That is when I noticed my hands still around his neck!

I left him there, my first kill! I took the shirt, MY Shirt, Our Shirt! And moved on!

After just a few steps I wondered: What to do now? As somebody once said: Having purpose is essential to the will to live. And my purpose, seems to be gone!

I dropped to my knees and looked up at my surroundings, tears rolling down my cheeks. I was contemplating taking my mask off, and just laying and staring up to the dirty contaminated skies… and it was then I saw it. Is it really possible? Is it really there? There is Hope!


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  60 comments for “End of Times – Rage and Hope

  1. Darla Hueske
    June 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Very nice. Where is the shirt?

  2. Shelly Gunderson
    June 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Cool image and interesting back story.

  3. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Thanks +Darla Hueske ….. The scene is prior to wrapping my hands around this neck… so I did not have the shirt yet!
    +Shelly Gunderson thank you very much… I hope I am doing the story justice !!

  4. Kimmetal Smith
    June 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I have Hope! Great story and series!

  5. Katini Adiwinoto
    June 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    that cool….!!!

  6. Robin Cohen
    June 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Wow!! Your first kill!

  7. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Thank you +Kimmetal Smith
    +Katini Adiwinoto Thank you much!

  8. Elizabeth Hahn
    June 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations! This rocks +Ricardo Williams​, can't wait for the next chapter.

  9. Jen R
    June 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Wow! Keeps pulling me in!!

  10. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    +Robin Cohen I had to do it… too much rage and sense of loss
    +Elizabeth Hahn you really like it my friend? Thank you!!! 🙂

  11. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Thank you very much +Jen R I hope to keep it up!

  12. Graham Knights
    June 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Awesome +Ricardo Williams​! Love this series.

  13. Robin Cohen
    June 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

    That rage and loss will drive anyone to it +Ricardo Williams!!

  14. Tisha Scurich
    June 5, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Great story +Ricardo Williams hanging on the edge of my seat for the next story!

  15. Pat Kight
    June 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

    This story is so raw and compelling I can hardly wait for the next chapter!

  16. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Thank you very much +Graham Knights 🙂
    +Robin Cohen I wanted to transmit that feeling in the story…. I hope I did!
    +Tisha Scurich Hope to develop a great next chapter….
    +Pat Kight I appreciate very much your comment…. coming from a connoisseur like you it means a lot. 🙂

  17. Laura McLeod
    June 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Saw the post and had to read. This story is soooooooo good. Keep it coming. Can't wait for the next post. 😀

  18. Christina Lihani
    June 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I see the rage and determination in your eyes! The way you say this is my first kill leads me to believe that it isn't your last kill….

  19. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 10:19 am

    +Laura McLeod I am glad you like it… thank you so much for your support!
    +Christina Lihani Only time will tell… there was so much anger, it all happened so fast… it was just a blur!

  20. Christopher Germano
    June 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Another great chapter leaving me wanting more. So was it the pink shirt? Nah couldn't have been, that was probably still making the rounds. Another killer image +Ricardo Williams​ (no pun intended)

  21. Elizabeth Lund
    June 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Amazing story and love the splendid work +Ricardo Williams stay safe!!!!

  22. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

    +Christopher Germano muchas gracias amigo…. I am trying to keep the story compelling, attractive and real. I am glad that people are liking it!
    Thank you so much +Elizabeth Lund I will try and stay safe and dry.

  23. Paul Howard
    June 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Holy hell buddy!!!!
    This just gets better and better every time!
    The story is gripping and the photo is superb!!!

  24. Anna Ryndak
    June 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Fantastic! +Ricardo Williams Your work is getting better and better!

  25. Lon W.
    June 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Am going to have to be on a higher plane when am out scavenging from now on.

  26. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    June 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Great story!

  27. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Thank you +Paul Howard … I am trying to keep it interesting!
    +Anna Ryndak Thank you so very much!!
    +Lon W. That's not a bad idea!! 🙂

  28. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Glad you like it +Eve Aebi

  29. Isabelle Fortin
    June 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    these are amazing +Ricardo Williams I am absolutely loving them !! well done !

  30. Yvette van Teeffelen
    June 5, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Soo good again and again!!!! Can't wait for the next one 🙂

  31. Sonja Miller Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Exciting story +Ricardo Williams​! I bet she is still alive. Keep looking!

  32. kat Folland
    June 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Ooh, good menace! Wonderful as always, my friend.

  33. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    +Isabelle Fortin Thanks for the support, glad you like them.
    +Yvette van Teeffelen Thank you, I will try to add a great new chapter next week…
    +Sonja Miller Williams I hope she is….. there was something at the end that says you might be right!
    +kat Folland Thank you so much, glad you are enjoying the story.

  34. Sheila B. DuBois
    June 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    +Ricardo Williams OH my gosh I am glad your OK Scarey stuff!!!!

  35. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you +Sheila B. DuBois ….. glad to have survived this chapter too…

  36. Cora Triton
    June 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, really, really impressive in so many ways!

  37. Eric Stoliker
    June 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Awesome, another great one. Well done! Seamless composite!

  38. steve defeo
    June 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    this is so much fun to follow…

  39. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    +Cora Triton Thank you so very much. Really appreciate it!
    +Eric Stoliker Thank you buddy… 🙂
    +steve defeo I am glad you are enjoying this… it is fun to create!

  40. Feline “Kitty” Kittykat
    June 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    The shirt! Fantastic story to go with a great image.

  41. Alan Bland
    June 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    It must be a unique shirt. We must see it next week! Great story and imagery.

  42. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you +Feline Kittykat …. 🙂
    +Alan Bland The shirt is torn and dingy and dirty… but it is still my shirt… 🙂 Thank you buddy!

  43. Matthew Shuey
    June 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I would have done the same thing. +1

  44. Vincent Dale
    June 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Very interesting, let's see what's next.

  45. Kathleen Milks
    June 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, this is riveting! Great continuation of the story +Ricardo Williams!

  46. Don Spenner
    June 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing the series, Ricardo, very moving work! +Ricardo Williams

  47. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    You know it +Matthew Shuey …… you know it!
    Thank you +Vincent Dale … stay tuned.
    I am trying to do my best +Kathleen Milks 🙂
    Thank you +Don Spenner …. I will try to keep it interesting!

  48. Sharon Stone
    June 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    +Ricardo Williams, you're not trying to do your best, you're doing it. Great story to go with your fabulous photos!!!

  49. Laura Ockel
    June 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Rock on!

  50. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you so much for the words of encouragement +Sharon Stone Really appreciate it!
    +Laura Ockel thank you very much..

  51. Shelly MacNeil -Conway
    June 6, 2015 at 7:50 am

    excellent and so creative!

  52. Lerato Majikfaerie
    June 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Does this happen to be a large pink shirt?

  53. Annie Weibull
    June 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Suspense!! Love your storytelling +Ricardo Williams, and the awesome images!

  54. Amélie Berton
    June 7, 2015 at 2:28 am

    amazing! great story and image

  55. Sherrie von Sternberg
    June 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    She's out there, I just know it…hope you searched the body for useful gain. Take care of your leg and soldier on my friend!

  56. Ricardo Williams
    June 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you very much +Shelly MacNeil -Conway
    +Lerato Majikfaerie unfortunately nope… that shirt is still making the rounds!!
    +Annie Weibull Thank you very much… glad I am not boring everyone with the stories…
    Thank you very much +Amélie Berton
    +Sherrie von Sternberg Will do, will do!!! Have to keep on carrying on!!

  57. Gary Paakkonen
    June 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Getting better and better….looking forward to
    the next installment

  58. Ricardo Williams
    June 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you +Gary Paakkonen …. there should be something new this Friday.

  59. Carla McMahon
    June 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    So good. Looking forward to the next episode

  60. Ricardo Williams
    June 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you very much +Carla McMahon

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