End of Times – The Letter

I have been following for weeks now. No matter how much I speed up my pace, I never seem to catch up with them. I havent seen them in days. I know I am on the right track because I keep finding clues; ones they had never left before. It's like they want me to know what they are doing or where they are heading. Anytime I feel lost or confused, I check that old piece of paper and try to decipher the scribbles left on it. See if there is anything else I am missing. Reality is I have only had to do that 3 or 4 times, because the breadcrumbs they are leaving are so obvious. Not so much for a regular wanderer, but kinda specifically tailored to me. This is creeping me out.

This is day 69 of the quest. After more than 8 weeks with nothing but clues and a gut feeling that the road I am following is the right one, I am now getting the feeling I am close. I had set my sleeping grounds at the bottom of this steep hill the night before, and it was now the early hours of a very hazy morning. I climbed to the top of the hill….. and when there….. looking down….. I saw it: The Ship!

Magnanimous in both his ginourmous presence and astonishing decay, another reminder of the destruction that surrounds us. This area was once a valley, now a swamp. How in the world did this Carrier got here? Dont know, not my problem. The good this is I found it, I found the ship. But now what? Have I been lured here with evil intentions? What is not evil in this day and time anyway. I started to feel doubt and concern. I looked around to see if I could spot anyone… but didn't notice anything suspicious. So I slowly made my way to the ship, looking for an entrance a way to explore, while staying always in high alert.

I made my way inside through a whole in the hull of this gigantic vessel. It must have been, at one point, an engineering marvel of the seas. Now it it just a decadent giant piece of metal, holding up out of pure well developed craftsmanship. Navigating these areas, with no flashlight is not an easy task. I made myself an improvised torch and made my way through mazes and levels. The putrid stench is indescribable. Carcasses of animals, and even people, are all over. Flies, filth, maggots. This is the make of your worst nightmares. I stopped, I puked. And then again. I kept on, and stair after stair I made it to the top, and then later to the The Bridge. Right there in front of me, on what used to be the control boards I see it: A Letter.

"Dear guy with the not so white shirt,

We know you have been following us. We have known for weeks. We have been travelling together for almost a year now, we know when we are being watched! We have a monocular too! As a matter of fact, we have two! We are glad that balcony fall a few months ago didn't affect your will or determination. It did slow you down a little. We don't know your intentions, but we assume they are not bad as you have not tried anything against us. If you have made it this far you are probably, like us, in search for some answers."

– They are wrong! I am in search of a person! A woman, too dear to my heart!

"We do not have the answers but we have learned of a place that probably does. And that's where we are heading. Notes are leading us to the place where it's rumoured all started, or at least a place where things are still operating – sorta! Survivors are supposed to go there, or are taken there. Who knows with what intentions. If that is what you are looking for, there is where you will find us. Provisions and weapons you will find around in this ship or other ships, that's why we stopped here. If you are brave and ready head West, after a few weeks you will get there. Rumour says you can't miss it: Dragons and bolts of energy!

Godspeed,
The Four"

My hope is somewhat restored. Is there still a possibility she is alive? I need to regroup, and start my journey… yet again.

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  51 comments for “End of Times – The Letter

  1. Elizabeth Hahn
    July 31, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Ooooh progress! There is hope! ❤

  2. Rose Badlani
    July 31, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I hope you put this series into a book it would be great to have it on a coffee table! Great story!

  3. Paul Howard
    July 31, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Holy hell, what a way to end the season!!!!!
    Riveting story and fabulous image, my friend!
    Congratulations on your epic story telling!!!

  4. Princess Malcolm
    July 31, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Love it and you better be considering a book out of this.

  5. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 10:17 am

    There is hope +Elizabeth Hahn yay!!!
    +Rose Badlani I may just have to do that… 🙂
    +Paul Howard there is one more entry before the season finale…. coming next week…. be ready! That said, I really like this episode.
    Thank you very much +Princess Malcolm … the book is being considered.

  6. cobalt please
    July 31, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Am so glad the Four have written!

  7. Jen R
    July 31, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Oooh yesss!

  8. Chris Goldthorpe
    July 31, 2015 at 10:30 am

    You've knocked it out of the park again +Ricardo Williams . Don't forget to add this to the End of times collection, it seems to be in your main stream.

  9. Steve Boyko
    July 31, 2015 at 10:32 am

    So very cool. Love the image and the story!

  10. Paul Howard
    July 31, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Oh crap, how did I screw that up?!?!?!?

    And yayyyyyyy

  11. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 11:01 am

    +cobalt please … they were checking on me for the longest time… I think that was a cool way to sign it also…..
    +Jen R You know it…. one more installment…..
    +Chris Goldthorpe Adding it right now!! Thanks for the reminder…
    Thank you much +Steve Boyko
    Hahaha +Paul Howard just one more!

  12. Debbie DeBaeremaeker
    July 31, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Ohhhh

  13. Pat Kight
    July 31, 2015 at 11:18 am

    The end is nigh … and I already want a sequel!

  14. Shelly Gunderson
    July 31, 2015 at 11:26 am

    What an installment! Exciting! Can't wait to see what happens where The Four and you are headed. Dragons and bolts of energy sound kind of ominous. Great image too!

  15. Lon W.
    July 31, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Getting closer. is mysterious that they "know" they are being followed and they are following, too.

  16. Ellie Kennard
    July 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I feel optimism at last! On we go!! Great stuff, +Ricardo Williams

  17. Feline “Kitty” Kittykat
    July 31, 2015 at 11:43 am

    dance dance DRAGONS! Hee. 🙂

  18. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    July 31, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I hope it all pans out well 🙂

    I wonder where you got the photo of that huge ship. Did you take it yourself? And is that the Golden Gate Bridge in the background on the right? Awesome!

  19. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I hope that is a good Ohhh +Debbie DeBaeremaeker
    +Pat Kight you already do?? 🙂
    +Shelly Gunderson Thank you very much…. You will see next week where I will be arriving at… 🙂
    +Lon W. I think it proves that they are not people with cruel intentions… known they were followed but deciding to not go after me…. it kinda gives a good vibe, right?
    +Ellie Kennard I hope that place is the answer to all the questions… or will it only have more questions then?
    +Feline Kittykat yea, they are dragons in this day and time!! a portal, maybe?
    +Eve Aebi I hope so too. I did not take the photo of the ship. The backgrounds for all these images are ones I find online, and I refer to them with the link at the end of the post!

  20. Lon W.
    July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Am going to anticipate your imagination +Ricardo Williams . That's the key. Run with it, hey?

  21. Lon W.
    July 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    If it were my story… Pinky and I would use the reactor in the Carrier to "take over the world." rofl.

  22. Lon W.
    July 31, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Finding the chick is a main ingredient. A guy alone in this world isn't much is he?

  23. Art through the Apeture Photography
    July 31, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    +Ricardo Williams what a riveting end to this season, you have thought this out so well and your writing is getting better with each one. Edge of the seat thriller for sure and I can't wait for the next season.

  24. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I may have to step back and look at that reactor +Lon W. 🙂
    +Art through the Apeture Photography We have one more installment to go before the end…. I hope it is at least as good as this installment.

  25. Eve “Bubbles” Aebi
    July 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Oh, my fault, +Ricardo Williams. Anyways, keep the good work coming 🙂

  26. Art through the Apeture Photography
    July 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    No doubt in my mind that it will be epic +Ricardo Williams

  27. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I will +Eve Aebi 🙂
    Thank you for the confidence +Art through the Apeture Photography 🙂

  28. Laura McLeod
    July 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Oh +Ricardo Williams can't wait to see what happens. Saw this at work and even though I shouldn't have read it I did. Keep them coming.

  29. Yvette van Teeffelen
    July 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Hope is good 🙂

  30. Cathy Custer Donohoue
    July 31, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Every installment leaves me waiting for me. Is that the Golden Gate? and you aren't going to tell me. Well done.

  31. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    +Laura McLeod … be careful now… dont want to get you in work trouble 😛 Thank you!!!
    +Yvette van Teeffelen He is getting some of it back….
    +Cathy Custer Donohoue .. it may or it may not be…. I have traveled for so long I am not even sure where I am…. one more installment 🙂

  32. John Getchel
    July 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Keeping me on the edge of my seat Ricardo! Loving it!!

  33. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I am glad you are liking the story +John Getchel 🙂

  34. lynn hughes
    July 31, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Love the picture. And the story gets better with every chapter,;?

  35. Gary Paakkonen
    July 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Trust or not… big question dude. Looking forward to the next installment

  36. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    +lynn hughes One more installment….. next week will be the season finale.
    +Gary Paakkonen I hope the next installment is worth the wait! 🙂

  37. Don Spenner
    July 31, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Marvelous work, +Ricardo Williams you look "very close" to the goal here, wish you only the best and be careful out there.

  38. Ricardo Williams
    July 31, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I will be as careful as can be +Don Spenner … Thank you!

  39. Feline “Kitty” Kittykat
    August 1, 2015 at 12:22 am

    +Ricardo Williams – I'm a Dragon. I breathe fire. 🙂

  40. Play Doh Barbie
    August 1, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Dragon?

  41. Jim Migliore
    August 1, 2015 at 4:31 am

    This is awesome +Ricardo Williams . I love your storytelling style. You always ask the questions that are flying through my head during this journey. The pace also follows what is happening at the moment in time. Well done and another great comp to go with your story. Can't wait to see what happens next week. I have high hopes for an epic thriller and I am sure I won't be disappointed!!

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    August 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

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  43. Paul Pavlinovich
    August 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Next level grand

  44. Kathleen Milks
    August 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Oh +Ricardo Williams, I was hopeful that they were not malicious and agree if their intentions were, they would have acted by now. It seems that she would travel a similar path to yours, your minds working as one. I hope that soon you are reunited to face this new world side by side.
    Another fantastic chapter!

  45. Sherrie von Sternberg
    August 3, 2015 at 5:58 am

    And this…this image is fantastic. The hope that the story instills at this point is so uplifting after all of your searching and yet….so many questions left unanswered. Brilliant +Ricardo Williams​ 💕

  46. Ricardo Williams
    August 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    +Feline Kittykat … you better don't burn me then!! 🙂
    Yes +Play Doh Barbie
    +Jim Migliore … thank you so much for your comments. They are very encouraging and I appreciate them very much…. I just try to keep it interesting and keep things tied together… some days it is easier than others to write… but I do try to keep it interesting. I am glad you like it and hopefully I am ready for the season finale.
    Thank you +Vizziseo website traffic services
    +Paul Pavlinovich thank you so much buddy…
    +Kathleen Milks am sure that if I encounter "The Four" later on again… it will be on understanding-helpful terms!!
    +Sherrie von Sternberg I hope I can answer some of those questions in the next installment … thanks for keeping up with the story until now!

  47. Sharon Stone
    August 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Whoo Hoo, dragons!!! I love dragons and I hope they're the riding kind. I'm not looking forward to Friday since it will be the season finale 😢 But wait, there will be a season two, right?!?

  48. Ricardo Williams
    August 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    +Sharon Stone there is a plan to have another season… if people do want it….. I need to follow up on the story, right?

  49. Sharon Stone
    August 5, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Best news I've heard all day, +Ricardo Williams!!!!!

  50. Ricardo Williams
    August 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Haha. …. thanks for the support +Sharon Stone … I guess I should start thinking about season 2

  51. Sharon Stone
    August 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    That would be a good plan, +Ricardo Williams. That way you can start writing season 2 earlier and we won't have to wait so long 😊

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