Sunday, October 24, 2010

April 4, 2012

5:00 A.M. Another early morning, I've been up for an hour. Just sitting here in the dark and watching. Nothing to see but the occasional shooting star. Might as well open a can of breakfast...

6:30 A.M. I went for a stroll. Climbed up on a highway overpass for a better view. I didn't see a light, but I did see a glow, about a half mile away. There is something out there, and I am going to find it.

3:30 P.M. I set out this morning on foot with my rifle, .45, and binoculars. Crossed the highway and headed into the woods toward the glow I saw from the bridge. Once again, the area was oddly clear of any kind of tracks or disturbance. It was "too clean". I searched around for hours and found nothing. Again. So I headed back to the trailer via the "scenic route", hoping to find something. I got back to the trailer and flopped down in my camp chair. Sat there for a good half hour, just kind of dozing. I got up and went inside for some water. While filling my glass, I noticed something. I had left the can opener on the counter by the sink this morning, and for some reason I remembered it was just a few degrees from being parallel with the sink. It is now exactly parallel. Looking around, I then found two of those tiny, sticky little grass seeds on the floor up front. I haven't been up front since I came back. Those seeds are fresh and green. Someone's been in here...

I've decided to keep moving. Whoever it is that's been moving along with me doesn't seem to be bothered by the fact that I know they're around. I've searched for them twice, they know I'm aware of them. Maybe they want me to be.

6:45 P.M. It's been slow going through the tangle of vehicles in the city. I've only gone 10 miles in the last 3 hours. The parking lot of a burned out strip mall is my camp site tonight. This place looks like Atilla the Hun swept through, destruction everywhere. The riots must have been massive...

8:00 P.M. There it is, a light, about a half mile away. Just briefly. Almost as if they want me to know they're nearby, whoever it is. Like they're taunting me. Maybe they are. They want me to know they're around, but they don't want to be found. They came to find out about me while I was gone, but went through great pains to hide the fact. Or maybe they were testing my powers of observation. Maybe they moved the can opener on purpose. Maybe they planted the grass seeds where I would find them. Or maybe they just got sloppy. Ugh... I think I liked it better when I was alone.

9:30 P.M. I can feel them out there. I can feel their eyes upon me. They are watching me, right now. Why? Why on earth would they follow me like this? Are they alone too? Is there more than one? Why won't they make contact? I don't understand. I can't imagine why, when everyone else is dead, a person wouldn't run with open arms to another living soul. It's beyond comprehension. Are they waiting for a sign or a signal? There, I just flashed the lights on the truck. There's your signal.

From now on, I will not try to find whoever is out there. I will show no signs of aggression, but simply continue on my journey. Maybe that will draw them in. I hope...


  1. Humm..not even the distant sound of a little bass drum? And could those grass seeds really be rabbit shit?
    (your wreakin' the story for me Mayb' ;)

  2. Bass drum? How am I wrecking it? Sheesh, ya whine when I don't write something, then ya whine when I do : )

  3. You Bunny killer ;)
    Keep em comin' bro..

  4. Ha ha ha... Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the WABBIT : )

  5. Thanks Mayberry! A half mile back. With good optics he should be able to see something or there must be more than one so they know where he is...

    Keep's you thinking!


  6. Well Well, Who would follow some one around, enter their home without a warrant and plant grass??I tell ya again it's the Fed's.

    Grouchy Smurf

  7. I think it's a lone survivalist testing the waters to see who you are and what your up to. Or maybe it is a small group of survivalist doing the same thing.

  8. OK,I'll take that as a hint.
    It's Elmer wearing a headlamp..right?
    Then you'll give us a badip..badip.."That's all folks"!
    (Screw the bunny I got this figured out now ;)

  9. Thanks Mayberry for the latest..

  10. Damn good read. Thanks, Mayberry.

  11. S4r, keeps me thinking too as I dig myself in deeper, heh heh heh...

    Grouchy, could be!

    Pete, could be that too...

    North, ya got me...

    Scott, you're welcome.

    Chic, thank you.

    Stephen, thanks.