End of Times – The next stop

Six days it took me to get to the house. Walking through mud pits, devastation, overgrown bushes and a bridge… a bridge some 15 miles away upstream that was not completely destroyed. I wish I had gone upstream before trying to find a way in the other direction. It would have saved me 2, maybe 3 days. But what is done is done and I am finally at our home. Or what used to be our home……. if this can still be called a home.

I quickly searched the house…. and there was nothing. I then searched intently for any sign of recent activity, but again nothing! I waited at our home for two days, giving her a chance to show up in case she was out looking for food or water, or just making her way back! But nothing…..One day more just in case. Nothing!

I sat at the front door entrance, pondering what to do? Thinking about all the possibilities. But mainly I just sat there! Just sat. Tired, hungry, weak and with yet the defeat of not being able to find the only thing I went looking for.

Suddenly I realized there is this one spot I did not check. So I went to the TV and the DVR and turned them around, upside down and inside out. We used to spend a good amount of time watching DVR Series and shows. Sitting on the couch or she just laying on me! "Of course she would leave a clue there, she said she was coming home… 1828" – I said to myself! But again it was devastating when I found nothing. Nothing!

I stood in the middle of the living room and tears started rolling from my eyes… under my gas mask. "I am not sure I can handle this any more!"- I thought! I felt a sudden weakness in my knees and not wanting to fall on the nastiness on the floor I let myself plummet to the nastiness on the couch! At least that was a little more comfortable. And as soon as I did that I heard a noise. I juggled and shake my body again, and there was the noise again. I quickly opened the middle compartment of the couch and there was the remote… and in the battery compartment….. a note!

"Couldn't wait any longer PYT! On the move! Follow the Tracks! To the end of Life!"

I wanted to wipe my tears, but I just let them dry instead! I was now smiling. This just keeps me going and I will do whatever it takes.

I rested for one night and then made my way to the station. When I got there I looked left and right and then wondered: What direction should I go? It was then when it hit me. "First Up, Then Down"….. I hope this is what she meant!

I am singing Pretty Young Thing and I am heading North!


Background image found on the internet from http://wallpapercave.com/post-apocalyptic-backgrounds

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  57 comments for “End of Times – The next stop

  1. Isabelle Fortin
    June 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

    wow very cinematographic !!

  2. Tiffany Henry
    June 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I am thoroughly enjoying following this story. If only just for the photos =)

  3. Terry Gardner
    June 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Very creative image.

  4. Paul Howard
    June 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Dammit, I'm riveted!!!
    And these composites are all rocking SO big time, my friend!

  5. Jason Kowing
    June 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Bad ass!

  6. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

    +Isabelle Fortin Thank you so much my friend… glad you like it.
    +Tiffany Henry Does that mean my storytelling is going downhill faster than fast? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
    +Terry Gardner thank you very much.
    I am getting tired of searching +Paul Howard … but it is the only purpose I have right now…. 🙂
    Thank you so much +Jason Kowing

  7. Paul Howard
    June 26, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Always a shoulder to lean on +Ricardo Williams.
    You ain't heavy, you're my brother………… 😉

  8. Jeff Smith
    June 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Please tell me you're going to put all of this together in some form when it's complete…be it a web page, an e-book..something. That needs to happen, this stuff is awesome.

  9. Joanna Koziara
    June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

    You are rocking it +Ricardo Williams !
    You should publish your series as a book

  10. Laura McLeod
    June 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

    +Ricardo Williams this is just an awesome story can't wait to see what happens next. The pictures are great also. Thanks for the adventure!!!!!

  11. Michele Farfan-Hodge
    June 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Awesome! And so it continues…..thank you for sharing this with us!!! 🙂

  12. Alan Bland
    June 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

    The birds are flying, and is that a salamander behind you? Animal life is returning. There is hope for civilization!

  13. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 10:01 am

    +Jeff Smith if you really feel that needs to happen, and a couple other people agree…. I will gladly do everything I can to put it together!! 🙂
    +Joanna Koziara Thank you so much…. do you really think so? A book? ….. Maybe I have to look into that!'
    +Laura McLeod Thanks for your continued support…. I am glad you are enjoying the series!
    Thanks for your support +Michele Farfan-Hodge and I am glad you like the series…. it is a pleasure to write every installment!

  14. Joanna Koziara
    June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    +Ricardo Williams I definitely think you should you have nice story with great photos

  15. steve defeo
    June 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Nice… Im on the edge… this could be a great little series for a webseries… do you do video? Write a screenplay and make a youtube series?!?

  16. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Thanks +Joanna Koziara I will dedicate more time to think about that….
    +steve defeo I have never done video, but not shy to try it…. Screenplay and youtube series…. I would need help! 🙂

  17. Sonja Miller Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Yay so glad you got the message and are on the right track to find your love!

  18. steve defeo
    June 26, 2015 at 10:13 am

    me neither, +Ricardo Williams . I have been trying to get my kids to write a little screenplay to make a vid of… if we do… and have any insight… ill gladly share…

  19. Steve Boyko
    June 26, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I'd love to be notified, +Ricardo Williams – this series is awesome.

  20. Tom Tran
    June 26, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Most excellent work here, +Ricardo Williams!

  21. Shelly Gunderson
    June 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Cool image once again and very compelling story. Looking forward to more!

  22. Ellie Kennard
    June 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

    A book? A movie at the very least (and then the t-shirt…) wonderful again +Ricardo Williams!

  23. Bert Knabe
    June 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Cool story, cool image. Definitely want to be notified of future installments. Guess I have to go back and read the others. :^)

  24. Art through the Apeture Photography
    June 26, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Holding me there on the edge Ricardo, picture is superb and the storyline riveting. Keep em coming!

  25. lynn hughes
    June 26, 2015 at 10:44 am

    It's better with every chapter,;)

  26. Sherrie von Sternberg
    June 26, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Your story telling is great!!! I can't stand it!!!!! Sooooooo close, so very close…..aarrrrrgh. and this composite is rockin my friend!!!! You can find her…yes, yes you can…I've begun to bite my stinkin nails over this and I love love love finding an email from you appear in my inbox!

  27. Lon W.
    June 26, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Just maybe…

  28. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    +Sonja Miller Williams I almost missed the message…. that would have been a disaster.
    +steve defeo if you get that screenplay and video please share… I would love to see it!!
    +Steve Boyko … you have been added to the list… thanks for the support!
    +Tom Tran Thank you very much my friend.
    Thanks +Shelly Gunderson …. I am gearing up for another episode next Friday….
    Hahaha Thank you very much… +Ellie Kennard I guess a book is not sounding like a bad idea! To start off!
    +Bert Knabe You are on the notification list now…. Yes you can check the rest of the story if you follow the collection 🙂
    +Art through the Apeture Photography Paula, thank you so much….. I will try and keep it interesting and fun.
    Thank you +lynn hughes I really appreciate that…. thanks for keeping up with the story.
    +Sherrie von Sternberg Thank you so much… I am glad you like it… I enjoy writing it…. next Friday… stay tuned.
    +Lon W. ….. it is a possibility

  29. Annie Weibull
    June 26, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Wow. Another awesome installment in this thrilling series. I'm definitely with +Joanna Koziara – a book it should be!

  30. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    June 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I'm biting my nails! Fabulous 🙂

  31. John Getchel
    June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Fantastic story and photo as usual my friend! 🙂

  32. Christina Lihani
    June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    OMG! Things are looking up! This should stoke your will to survive!

  33. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    +Annie Weibull Thank you …. I guess I need to start looking for a publisher 🙂
    Thank you so much +Eve Aebi
    +John Getchel Thank you buddy….
    +Christina Lihani The search is on… never give up!

  34. Yvette van Teeffelen
    June 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Oh you're killing me you know….. I really like this series, and yes, you should turn it into a book with a LOT more chapters, so chop chop get to it 😉

  35. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Chop chop… another task in my book of tasks…. 🙂 Thank you much +Yvette van Teeffelen 🙂

  36. Yvette van Teeffelen
    June 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Haha, I truly enjoy your posts. I had two notifications, the scavengers reveal day one and yours…. Had to grab a coffee first and started with yours 🙂

  37. Blake Sinclair
    June 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I am interested in following along.

  38. Olav Folland
    June 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Awesome as usual +Ricardo Williams 🙂

  39. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Good choice (I think) +Yvette van Teeffelen ….. coffee helps too 🙂
    +Blake Sinclair Thank you and … you are added to the notifications.
    Thank you very much +Olav Folland 🙂

  40. Feline “Kitty” Kittykat
    June 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Loving the storyline and images.,

  41. Ricardo Williams
    June 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you much +Feline Kittykat

  42. Elizabeth Hahn
    June 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Yay she is still alive!!! 😀

  43. Paul Pavlinovich
    June 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Man this just keeps getting better

  44. Paul Pavlinovich
    June 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Ping +NovoPulp

  45. Lerato Majikfaerie
    June 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Hope!! Can't wait for the next one

  46. Kathleen Milks
    June 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Keeps getting better and better! 🙂

  47. Gary Paakkonen
    June 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Thank god you fell on that sketchy couch instead of the floor! Cross country road trip coming?
    I second or third or fourth the idea of books and video…. kudos!!

  48. Don Spenner
    June 28, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Outstanding carnage, beautiful work, the Statue of Liberty is icing on the cake here, wonderful series of work Ricardo. +++++

  49. Ricardo Williams
    June 29, 2015 at 8:51 am

    +Elizabeth Hahn … she is a survivor 🙂
    Thanks for the support +Paul Pavlinovich 🙂
    I will try to deliver the next one this coming Friday +Lerato Majikfaerie
    +Kathleen Milks I try to keep it entertaining 🙂
    +Gary Paakkonen Thanks … sometimes good things are just fortuitous … like falling on that couch 🙂
    +Don Spenner Thank you so very much… I hope to keep it interesting.

  50. Tisha Scurich
    June 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Love this +Ricardo Williams beautifully done !

  51. Ricardo Williams
    June 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you very much +Tisha Scurich 🙂

  52. Ricardo Williams
    June 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you very much +Tisha Scurich 🙂

  53. Christin McLeod
    June 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

    So much fun to read, +Ricardo Williams. 😄

  54. Ricardo Williams
    June 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Thank you so much +Christin McLeod …. make sure you read the whole series…. 🙂

  55. Princess Malcolm
    June 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Love the images dude. Nice keep the story coming 🙌👯

  56. Cathy Custer Donohoue
    July 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Marvelous. You are scary good as a story teller and photographer.

  57. Ricardo Williams
    July 3, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you very much +Princess Malcolm
    I appreciate that very much +Cathy Custer Donohoue … Thank you.

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