Harbinger

Phillip Kendall woke in the darkness in a cold sweat, as the thunderous crack of the storm jolted him from his tormented sleep.  His rugged features now strained and worn glistened to the rhythmic beat of time as the blue indigo lights on the radio flickered in the darkness of the bunker .

His frantic pulse pounded in his head like drums of war as he tried to get hold of his thoughts.  How long had it been he thought—had it been hours, days, or even weeks since he took refuge in the bunker of the abandoned ranch house that once belonged to his father.

He struggled to his feet and released the hydraulic cylinder of the two-ton blast door, and he headed to the surface.  He stood in horror as he gazed toward the city just a few miles away.  The sky was burnt ash, and glowed eerily as flickers of destruction illuminated the sky of the burning city.  Phillip fell to his knees as the pale wind of August brought with it the stench of decay.  He threw back his head and his body clenched as he cursed the harbinger of death that had brought with it only destruction.

It began to rain, and as these heavenly tears fell  from the sky they washed away his fear and his body went limp, as if to say, I give up.  As he lay there, he heard a glimmer of hope crackle from the bunker below.  The radio hissed, and in a broken voice, the announcement came:  To all survivors, make your way e-st, to gr-nt-wood, there will be shel-er, fo-d, medical -sstanc….  Phillip hadn’t caught all the message before the radio fell silent, but he knew he must head east, he must find others, and he must find a way to help.

Phillip was a scientist, and he knew the government was going to need his help fighting the thing that came from the sky.

Terry A. Elkins  (whyguy)

This is another story I have been working on, for now, just a taste.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gerry Huntman
    Nov 05, 2009 @ 06:14:17

    Nice start to a novel, Terry – the hooks dug in deep, straight away. How much have you wrote? Have you a thorough outline of the novel, or are you winging it?

    (there, a staccato of questions!)

    Gerry

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    • Gerry Huntman
      Nov 05, 2009 @ 23:19:11

      Did I write “wrote”? Hmmm it was a long day….

      Reply

    • whyguy
      Nov 06, 2009 @ 14:24:39

      I do have a basic outline for this, as well as three major characters, and one sub-character developed partially. I have about 4 stories such as this started, but to be honest Gerry I know my limits, and do not want these stories to die before they are developed. So, I will hold off on these stories until I hone my skill a bit, and give all 4 stories the respect they deserve. It’s important to me to respect the art of writing, and know what I am or am not capable of doing, right now, writing a novel is beyond my skill level.

      Reply

  2. Froboy
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 18:50:58

    Great story, it’s to bad it’s not finished yet. I would love to read the rest…

    Reply

  3. Karen
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 16:09:58

    This is going to be a book!! I want a signed copy when it comes out and I would even pay money for it!! I love sci-fi
    Karen

    Reply

    • whyguy
      Mar 12, 2009 @ 16:17:34

      Karen, I have been working on this story, some of the characters are way to funny. Well, one is anyway. How funny can it be with the future of the planet at stake.

      I’ll be adding teasers to this occasionally, so I hope you stay tuned.

      Same bat time, same bat channel….LOL

      Reply

    • whyguy
      Mar 13, 2009 @ 01:58:09

      You got it Karen. One signed copy for sure, espescially if you’re willing to pay for it. LOL I’ll even sign a hundred copies for your friends. 🙂

      Reply

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