Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It is human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, all logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn’t choose a time or place… it doesn’t hate or even care, it just happens. The virus spread amongst the population like a common cold there was no stopping it, no cure… no vaccine. It claimed the lives of thousands in the first week. In an attempt to quell the outbreak, martial law was implemented, road blocks set up, curfews enforced. The Airports, Seaports and Borders were closed. The territory was placed under quarantine, the people were ordered to stay in their homes, to avoid travel, avoid contact, to sit it out and to wait for help that did not come.

In order to isolate the infected from the non-infected, a steel armour plated 30 foot wall was constructed around the small territory. Guards monitored the wall and killed anyone who tried to approach it. After a while the guards were switched with automated motion detector weapons. Coastal waters were mined and patrolled. The skies were declared no fly zones, and orders were given to shoot down any aircraft in violation of the quarantine. The idea was simple, nobody came out and nobody went in. Those abandoned with in the quarantine zone were left to die. Social order decayed along with the corpses, the streets ran with blood as the people fought to stay alive. The bodies, burned in their thousands. Looting, rape and murder were the order of the day. Fire spread as the cities were plundered and the last to die became primal savages feeding on dogs, rats and finally on each other. As the weeks turned into months, the few fires in the cities faded and died in time. All the lights burned out consigning the territory inside the wall, frozen to memory and eventually history.

 

 

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