End of Times – You So Crazy

I ran as fast as I could, despite the leg and other ailments. I couldn't feel the pain, the adrenaline rush was too high. A couple seconds later I was there… I could read clearly the message on the wall, right at the entrance of a subway stairway. It is a message that only I would understand, only I would be able to interpret the meaning. She was smart, she has always being. In this day and era you can't leave a clear message that would indicate your whereabouts or plans, because people would use that to hunt you down, find you and hurt you. You have to be stealth, cryptic, subtle…. and this message was exactly that.

I read it, over and over again, as to remember each and every time we said it to each other, in that funny, jovial joking tone. When we were together on the couch cuddling watching a movie, or cooking in the kitchen, or eating at the table. It was as funny as it is silly:

"You so Crazy!"

I suddenly broke out of my almost hypnotic state and tried to enter the subway station, but the entrance was blocked by debris and concrete. It was impossible to get through that. But I had to get in, nothing could stop me.

I searched and searched, every angle, every possibility…. and after about an hour I found a way. There was a hole on the north side of what was a building, completely on the opposite side of the subway entrance. The hole lead right into the station. Without thinking about it I jumped in. I was there, where I wanted to be. I started searching, I am not completely sure for what. For anything, any clue, any sign. The smell was putrid, the place was humid, I knew for sure it was very unlikely that there was a living person there…. I searched for hours and couldn't find anything. Whatever was there I couldn't "see" it. Exhaustion got the best of me and I dropped to the ground…. I passed out.

A stream of light woke me up, I am not sure how long I was out. Defeated and battered, it was time to figure out a way out of this hole. That is when I saw it… there was this locker closet behind a red door… all the lockers were open and sacked except one. One locker was untouched, it had a lock. I made my way to it and started trying to open it. There was no proper angle or tool to force it open, maybe one of the reasons it was still there. I needed to come up with the combination, what could it be?

One try, nope. Second try, nope. Tried and tried again, what combination would she had used for me to figure out. Tried again, and again and again…….finally it hit me: 1 – 8 – 2 – 8

It opened.

Inside was a note: "If you opened this locker, you know where I went. First up then down. You so crazy! I love you!

I turned around, put the shirt on, walked out of the locker room and gathered myself.

I know where to go now!


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  32 comments for “End of Times – You So Crazy

  1. Paul Howard
    June 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Oh damn!!!!!
    You are SO rockin' this, my dear friend!

  2. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Thank you very much +Paul Howard … It means a lot!

  3. Laura McLeod
    June 12, 2015 at 10:24 am

    This is so cool can't wait for the next segment. Thanks for the great read +Ricardo Williams

  4. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

    +Laura McLeod Thank you for stopping by… glad you liked it!

  5. Cora Triton
    June 12, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Can't wait to read the next part of the story… Please notify me! Another impressive scene and I love the light and the shirt!

  6. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I added you to the list +Cora Triton … thanks for the support!!

  7. Brian Lihani
    June 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

    +Ricardo Williams, you are amazing. When your story becomes a major motion picture, I will gladly assist with the marketing. 🙂

  8. Art through the Apeture Photography
    June 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Hope you find her +Ricardo Williams I am so enjoying this series.

  9. John Getchel
    June 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This is so great Ricardo! You gonna compile a graphic novel with all this?

  10. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    +Brian Lihani I will need help with the book too my friend 🙂 Thank you!
    +Art through the Apeture Photography Thank you so much for keeping up with the story… it means a lot!
    +John Getchel you think I should? Thank you buddy!?

  11. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    June 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    You should!

  12. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you very much +Eve Aebi

  13. Isabelle Cardinal
    June 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Wow this is fantastic… love this, big time… the montage is so perfect.. and the End of time apocalyptic feeling is right on. (at least you have a mask!!) hehehe

  14. Ricardo Williams
    June 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you so much +Isabelle Cardinal … the mask is a MUST! 🙂 Thanks for the support!

  15. Jim Migliore
    June 13, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Pure Awesomeness +Ricardo Williams love the composite and the story. Keeps me Hanging on the Edge of my Seat

  16. steve defeo
    June 13, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Keeping me coming back. Loving this little story and the accompanying pics. Can't wait for the next installment

  17. John Getchel
    June 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Yes I do! 🙂

  18. Ricardo Williams
    June 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Glad you like it +Jim Migliore … I will keep the episodes coming.
    +steve defeo thank you so much for the support!
    +John Getchel 🙂 Thanks.

  19. Mari Luukkonen
    June 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I somehow missed these last two. Really great story and images! Can't wait to see how it continues 🙂

  20. Ricardo Williams
    June 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I have you in the notification list +Mari Luukkonen … not sure what happened, but glad you found it! 🙂

  21. Mari Luukkonen
    June 16, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I may have skipped the notification by mistake – I'm part of one mentorship at the moment, so I get more notifications than usual. But I know where to find them 🙂

  22. Ricardo Williams
    June 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Got it +Mari Luukkonen ….. Mentorships are great, hope you are enjoying it! 🙂

  23. Mari Luukkonen
    June 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I am, it's terrific +Ricardo Williams! Learning techniques for blurs and unsharp images 🙂

  24. Alan Bland
    June 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    You are a talented and imaginative writer as well as a photo artist +Ricardo Williams. I'm really enjoying this series.

  25. Ricardo Williams
    June 16, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thank you so much +Alan Bland … I really appreciate your comments and I hope to keep producing good and entertaining content you can find enjoyable! 🙂

  26. Kathleen Milks
    June 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I can't believe I missed this last week! Nice to go to sleep with a sign of hope! Great continuation Ricardo, will eagerly await the next…

  27. Ricardo Williams
    June 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Thanks +Kathleen Milks … new installment this Friday!! 🙂

  28. Kathleen Milks
    June 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I will be in Yellowstone, but will certainly catch it on Sunday! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the hope, we can all use a little of that!

  29. Christopher Germano
    June 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Another excellent chapter and image +Ricardo Williams

  30. Ricardo Williams
    June 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you so much my friend +Christopher Germano

  31. Abbe Mikel
    June 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I LOVE IT!!!!

  32. Ricardo Williams
    June 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you very much +Abbe Mikel

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