“I don’t want to leave!”
The woman in her early thirties lied across the yellowing grass as tears streamed down her face.
She buried her husband and three-year old son six months earlier.
After the Red took them.
No one really knew how the plague started, but many scientists attributed it to a small asteroid that crashed into the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles away from any civilization.
A day later, a Japanese cargo ship reported about a rapidly developing violent storm near the impact zone.
The clouds were in a strange reddish hue. Even the rain appeared to be rust like in color.
Within the week, this same storm covered the entire planet.
A virulent illness appeared around the same time that essentially starved people of oxygen and killed millions within days.
The Red or Red Wildfire would take more than 75% of the world’s population before it vanished…
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