By Jaron Lee Knuth
Because the 7th grade, Alex, a retail slave, has secretly been in love together with his ally, Morgan, an online cartoonist. not able to beat social awkwardness, they either locate themselves in very separate life as they succeed in maturity. Amidst those distanced and inhibited lives, Alex and Morgan are unexpectedly confronted with the literal finish of the area. Corpses worldwide start to starvation for the flesh of the residing, and society crumbles fast below the surprise of the assaults. With the lively lifeless filling the streets, Morgan has no selection yet to conceal in Alex's condo, surviving on canned nutrition, soda, and a massive provide of illegally downloaded videos. whereas demise is ready outdoors the condo each hour of the day, the 2 acquaintances strength themselves to reconsider each social rule and emotional reaction to be able to hold their sanity. either one of them will finally make a decision whether or not they may still fight to carry onto the existence that they misplaced, or adapt to the swap. In a global the place in basic terms the numb can live on, Alex and Morgan needs to face their precise emotions for the 1st time. Love, blood, and the undead.
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I get it, okay? I was there. This is fucked up. This is totally… this is a total mess. ” Alex shrunk into his seat. “You know me. I have to figure shit out. It always helped when I could do that. ” There was a silence in the car as those words hung in the air. Morgan let the sweetness of the comment sink into her chest. She took a deep breath. ” She took a drag of her cigarette. ” She reached out and grabbed his hand, squeezing it for only a moment. Alex smiled and looked at Morgan, hoping to catch the look in her eye.
Alex stopped and he watched the overweight man smash away at the frozen sheet that encompassed the entire vehicle. He smiled, feeling a twinge of retribution as he watched his most rage-fueled neighbor grow more and more irate with his own luck. Mr. Peterson’s whole ordeal not only reminded Alex of how grateful he was to have the day off from work, but watching his despicable neighbor suffer brought him a simple pleasure. Mr. Peterson was a poster child for Alex’s list of pet peeves. The man’s temper was out of control, and Alex was forced to listen to him scream at his teenage daughter every night.
Her father taught her at an early age that exposing things like that was a sign of weakness. She always suspected this was a lesson he planned to teach the son he never had. Regardless, he had toughened her up more than most girls she knew. In fact, throughout her life, when she saw other girls break down and cry over simple things, or drag out their problems in overly dramatic public situations, she cringed. She saw her own weak self reflected in these moments. Alex saw things differently. He saw that exposing herself to pain was her true power.
After Life by Jaron Lee Knuth