Seven Days by G. Michael Hopf : A Post-Apocalyptic Novel
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB |238 Kb
Seven Days : First came the plague, then came the war.
When the guns went silent and the last bombs were dropped, billions were lost and the world had become unrecognizable.
Nine years later, Reid Flynn and his eight-year-old daughter, Hannah, live a protected life behind the walls and rules of their small hamlet, Deliverance. Life is hard there but safe… or so Reid thought until Hannah showed the first symptoms of the plague.
Once someone was symptomatic with the plague, they’d die in a week’s time. With the clock ticking and only the rumor of a cure a thousand miles away, Reid must leave with Hannah in hopes that he’ll find the cure before the end of the seventh day.
“Reid wanted nothing more than to touch her skin and embrace her, but the thick layers of his protective suit prevented him from doing so.
Evelyn fell back onto the bed, her eyes rolled into her head, and she began to shudder.
“Evelyn?” Reid asked. He watched in horror as the shuddering turned into violent convulsing. Turning around, he cried out, “Help, please, someone help me!” But no one in the infirmary came. “Someone, please!” He felt her hand go limp. Looking back, he found her lying peacefully. Only the slight movement of her chest rising told him she was alive. “Eve?”
A woman in a soiled white protective suit, with the Red Cross emblem emblazoned on the chest, entered the room and said, “Mr. Flynn, it’s time.”
Reid looked up; he recognized her as a nurse he’d met before. “No, I was just talking to her,” he replied, his voice cracking with emotion.
Two men, also in protective suits, suddenly appeared in the doorway with a gurney.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Flynn, but you know the rules. It’s now time to take her away,” the nurse said.
“Please, maybe she’ll wake. I just want a bit more time with her,” Reid begged.
The nurse approached him and said, “You know the rules. This is what’s best for her and those of us in Deliverance.”