Day 365  “ E.D.D”

 I was sleeping soundly  in the family’s shelter in our cabins basement when the alarm sounded. Quickly I jumped out of bed to open the door for everyone. Only to find Mom  at the top of the stairs blowing the fog horn. Should have expected a drill at some point here at the cabin. At least everyone was coming to me for once. My ribs ached as I made my way back to bed. Have to remember that they are still healing and sudden moves don’t feel so great. It didn’t take long for the rest of the family to  make their way down here. After the events of this year it was a new family record. Then we waited for the all clear.

 

After a few hours the radio inside the shelter  broadcasted the all clear. Colonel Rives gave instructions that this was a test and for each shelter to report times and occupancy. It went faster than I thought it would then everyone went back to bed. No cascade event this time or monsters knocking down the door.  Just a simple drill which was nice for once. Mom sent everyone back to bed tomorrow was a work day. Over the past two weeks I have been slowly getting back to a normal sleeping schedule. Something I took for granted a year ago. Going to bed when the sun goes down and getting to stay there has been a luxury. 

 

Looking back over the past year it has been a wild ride.  1 year ago I had an older brother. I don’t talk about him much but I miss him greatly. Whenever I think about David  I think of a different world. To think not that long ago, you could go to a grocery store and buy as much food as anyone person could eat in a lifetime. Jump in a plane and see the world. Go on a computer and learn the entrity of all human knowledge in one place or watch cat videos. Now you are lucky to get a shower every once in a while with soap. Tomorrow is a new day though. Even if it is a world full of monsters and no showers. At least we made it home and back again alive. In the past week alone I have spotted life returning to the woods. Even thought I saw the one antlered deer munching on some of the crops in the field. The birds are building nests and crops are growing in the field. Life might not ever be the same again, but at least it trying. In the end that is all you can really do is just try to make it. Sometimes I still  struggle with this new world, but I keep going knowing it will make me a better person for it. I think if Beth is up to it I will take her on a picnic tomorrow. To celebrate an end to our first year in this new world alive.

 

This is the final entry for the Day series for book 1. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I did.  Now if you are new here and want to start for the beginning Check out this link here https://dystopianshuffle.com/2018/02/02/journal-entry-day-0/ . This year for me has been a wild ride. I plan on working on the second part of this series soon. Until then if you like art/photography check out myIg https://www.instagram.com/p/B6i-zzhAAq7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link where I post new content daily

Flower|Day Zero|Jacob Pelley
A flower at sunset.

 

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