Free Writing Prompt Essay

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I've been living off the land with my family at my home at the edge of the suburbs and the country. We own a couple guns but not enough for the whole family. The kids smaller than me always carry baseball bats or hammers where they go throughout the house and the yard. Before this hit, we'd grow a variety if vegetables. You name it, we probably had it. The first day we noticed, it was one of the most frightening sights I've ever seen in my life. The first wave was just people, running for their lives. Some stopped to look back, and that was the end of them. Because shortly after the people came, the dead came next. From my second story window, I watched this terror go down. I walked downstairs to make sure my family was somewhere safe, but I couldn't find them. My heart started to beat very fast, my stomach starting knotting and flipping, my palms were sweaty, and I began to hyperventilate. I looked everywhere. The kitchen cupboards, under the beds, in closets, the basement. Everywhere. Where were they? No. No. This can't be true. No. I remembered they had gone to the store but hadn't returned. They didn't know this was going to happen. Scratch that, NO ONE DID! I dashed up to my room and dialed my moms phone. She picked up but she was very quiet. I was hysterical. "Where the hell are you?!" I demanded. "We are in the bomb shelter in the back. I was afraid this would happen one day, so we built a secret shelter to keep everyone safe." My mother explained. A million emotions had been pumping my adrenaline going through my body at a thousand miles an hour. As I made my way to the back door, I heard an array of groaning and scratching coming from the front door. "No time," I thought to myself. So I grabbed a butcher knife and bolted upstairs and hid. Suddenly, I heard the front door crack off its hinges and all I heard were people shouting and footsteps

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