Who Could Have Known?

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Who Could Have Known?

Post by flyawaybefree » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:42 pm

Who could have known?

Even as the telltale signs appeared?

Humanity was never prepared for something like this. Maybe the virus is just too strong for us. Is this how humanity is destined to end?

They say we created the disease in a secret lab. Then it spread. It enhanced emotions, bolstering anger, Wars, city to city, street to street, brother to brother, have wiped most of the earth out.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m immune.


But as my four year old brother comes toward me with the old paring knife, I realize that it won’t really matter.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss

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Re: Who Could Have Known?

Post by Phenopath » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:31 am

Surely, its not so hard to disarm a four year old.
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Re: Who Could Have Known?

Post by manintheshack » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:36 pm

"Surely, its not so hard to disarm a four year old."
I interpreted it as the protagonist realising how he will have to deal with other people from now on. He may not have their disease, but he will still need to be like them to survive.
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Re: Who Could Have Known?

Post by flyawaybefree » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:36 pm

manintheshack wrote:
"Surely, its not so hard to disarm a four year old."
I interpreted it as the protagonist realising how he will have to deal with other people from now on. He may not have their disease, but he will still need to be like them to survive.
That's kind of what I was thinking, that his civilized life is now at an end... thanks for commenting!
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: Who Could Have Known?

Post by uncre8d1 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Hey, any reason to justify punching your four year old brother...
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