End of Times – Got my eye on you

I have been running rampant for weeks now…. I am guessing weeks, it feels like weeks. Heck, I haven't even been following time, it could be months. My focus is there but my goal is gone. My mission is now to survive, by all means necessary. Although I constantly, every day, struggle with the question: Survive for what? Why? What is the purpose….. if only to live alone or learn to live again? My mood changes, my character flakes, my determination dwindles. I go along my day, each day a single instance; there is no continuity, no desire, nothing but a constant fight.

Provisions are scarce and far in between. What is not rotten is expired; what is not putrid is unsafe. Animals are slowly growing in numbers… birds, wild life, etc. Maybe I should find myself a dog. Been alone is so hard, especially when it is your only option. Loneliness has become like a disease, that eats at you faster than you can imagine. You end up talking to yourself, just to have company… without realizing that the company is yourself. Am I going crazy? Is not like there is nobody else out there. I have heard, I have seen others….but I don't know them. I can't trust them… Groups of 2 or up to 5. I spy on them and follow them just in case they have her. So far, all of it has been unfruitful. It is just me… and myself. Two people, yet the same person.

I started following this group of people four days ago… They seemed different, resourceful, experienced, seasoned. Three men and one woman… for all I can see from afar, she is the leader and damn good one she is. I am very careful and keep my distance, I don't want to be seen. They seem to have a plan, a route …. a purpose! They seem to be in search of something. A thing I can't see or understand, is it a thing or a place ……. or both? This monocular I found a couple months back has proven to be so helpful. I found it in a dead man's bag, his lost was my gain.

Anyway… I have made this my new priority: to follow them until I can get my head straight again or until I find another clue; which seems next to impossible in this land of complete nothingness, desolation and catastrophe. Their is a scary green fog today that is surrounding everything at dusk… sometimes it is green, sometimes red, sometimes orange …. it always seem to change. It makes it hard to watch, hard to see … but I have my eye on them… they are on the move again. But something is different… they splitted up, I can only pick up on 3 … I can't find the fourth one…..

That's when I heard this noise behind me….


Background image found on the internet from http://pictures.4ever.eu/tag/2088/post-apocalyptic-city?pg=3

This will be a series of composites that will span over several weeks.


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  38 comments for “End of Times – Got my eye on you

  1. Paul Howard
    July 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Ohhhhhhhh, but which one is missing?!?! One of the men? The woman?
    This is rockin', pal!!!!

  2. Jeff Smith
    July 17, 2015 at 10:33 am


  3. Nancy Levan
    July 17, 2015 at 10:34 am

    What's behind you? Omg I can't wait to find out.

  4. Tisha Scurich
    July 17, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Watch your back , you will find her or she will find you +Ricardo Williams Great story and love the image.

  5. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

    +Paul Howard … I know right…. I am not even sure we will find out… or maybe we will.
    +Jeff Smith I cant … or maybe I should!

  6. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

    +Nancy Levan …. that is exactly the question…. 2 more installments and then the season finale!
    +Tisha Scurich Thank you so much… My character is kinda going crazy with all that talking to himself…. he better find something fast!

  7. Alan Bland
    July 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    The woman. Is she the one missing? And might she be … her???

  8. Laura McLeod
    July 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Oh what happens can't wait to find out. Try and watch your back, Love the image also. Looking forward to the next installments and the finale!!!!!!

  9. Cora Triton
    July 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

    A cliffhanger… how mean…. thrilling and cool!

  10. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

    +Alan Bland The woman is not her …. I would have noticed that from the monoculars 🙂 …. but maybe she is the one that is missing….. Oh boy!!!!
    +Laura McLeod Thank you so much… so much going on … I think the character is losing it in his head a little bit….. #TalkingToHimself
    Thank you so much +Cora Triton I need to have you come back for the next installment 🙂

  11. Elizabeth Hahn
    July 17, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Ooh dear! Duck! Run! Keep safe for Her!

  12. Pat Kight
    July 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    The suspense is killing me!

  13. Rose Badlani
    July 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

    So suspenseful! And I talk to myself all the time. Hehehe

  14. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    July 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I don't dare to turn around. I'm scared.

    Well well done, +Ricardo Williams​! Kudos 🙂

  15. Jen R
    July 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Suspenseful!! I love it.

  16. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Maybe i am not that crazy then +Rose Badlani
    Am I doing it right +Pat Kight ?
    +Elizabeth Hahn Duck? Chicken? I would eat anything…. oh wait, you mean hide!! 🙂

  17. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    +Eve Aebi I am scared too, but I have to turn around…..Thank you!
    I am glad you are enjoying it +Jen R 🙂

  18. Shelly Gunderson
    July 17, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Oh oh! Hurry up with the next installment!

  19. Robin Cohen
    July 17, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Amazing, +Ricardo Williams! There are so many important existential questions you address here about purpose and survival. Very thought provoking.

  20. John Getchel
    July 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    So great Ricardo! And perhaps I should be worried… I talk to myself all the time! 🙂

    And I totally agree with +Robin Cohen!

  21. Amélie Berton
    July 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    i really enjoyed the "end of the world" story, you are a great photographer and writer!

  22. Art through the Apeture Photography
    July 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Okay so I'm on the edge of my seat and you are asking me to wait until next Friday to find out what happens, so not fair Ricardo. LOL

  23. Lon W.
    July 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    oopsie!! Whom is following who? Or is who following whom?

  24. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    +Shelly Gunderson I will try to come up with something…. for next week.
    +Robin Cohen I am glad you picked up on that… thank you! 🙂
    Thank you very much +John Getchel … maybe talking to ourselves is not too bad….
    +Amélie Berton Thank you very much for your feedback I really appreciate it and love your work.
    +Art through the Apeture Photography I know right… I am just trying to keep it interesting 🙂
    +Lon W. This whole following scenario …. can be so confusing.

  25. Sharon Stone
    July 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Yikes!!! Be careful, I think they have you surrounded. By the way, I love the eye peeking out of the mask!!!

  26. Ricardo Williams
    July 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I hope I can find my way out of this one +Sharon Stone

  27. Sharon Stone
    July 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Me too, +Ricardo Williams, me too. It's not looking good though 🙁

  28. Jim Migliore
    July 18, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Wow so much suspense & mystery that is building up in this story. I might suggest that you +Ricardo Williams not hang out in the middle of the street because they will be able to spot you fairly easily. Love this composition too. You find the greatest backgrounds to fit your story.

  29. Paul Pavlinovich
    July 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Keep the magic coming man – loving your story

  30. Lerato Majikfaerie
    July 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Plot twist! It's a spider wearing a massive pink shirt!!

  31. Yvette van Teeffelen
    July 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Seriously… That's when you stop the story for today and you keep us guessing and waiting to find out what the noise is….. 😉
    Love the photo and the look with the eye turning backwards 🙂

  32. steve defeo
    July 19, 2015 at 7:47 am

    You cannot let your guard drop. You let one get behind you… Another great installment!

  33. Kathleen Milks
    July 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    It's good to exercise caution my friend, and always watch your back. At times we are the only ones we can trust to do just that.
    If their leader is as good as you think she is, chances are that she is aware you have been following and observing them, and they have been doing the same with you…

    Reaching out to any other can mean losing ourselves…
    It can also lead to finding ourselves.

    Life is many times about taking a leap of faith. I hope that instead of danger, you find some ears to listen, and some allies to help watch your back. After all, we can look so hard for something that we miss it, and having others take a look can help!

    Another amazing addition to the story.
    There is nothing wrong with talking to yourself!

  34. Ricardo Williams
    July 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

    +Jim Migliore I never hang in the streets… I was on a balcony… in a building….. I still am not sure what's that noise about….

  35. Ricardo Williams
    July 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I will try to keep it rolling +Paul Pavlinovich …..
    It could very well be +Lerato Majikfaerie … hahaha, could you imagine that!

  36. Ricardo Williams
    July 20, 2015 at 10:27 am

    +Yvette van Teeffelen … I had to stop it somewhere… right? Next week you will find out what the noise was and if you need to worry about it or not! 🙂
    +steve defeo I need to figure out .. how to get out of this one!!
    +Kathleen Milks your advice is great and of meaning…. I will surely take it into account…. Thank you so much!!

  37. Lon W.
    July 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Hopefully the noise isn't a clumsy booga-booga.

  38. Ricardo Williams
    July 20, 2015 at 11:15 am

    LOL +Lon W. … Hopefully it's not anything too dangerous!

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