This will be my last cup of coffee. It's been a long time coming, and I'm going to enjoy this morning as it will also be my last.
The sun rose about an hour ago, the air filled with the various scents of summertime. There's a slight, crisp breeze too. It couldn’t be more perfect.
I live in a penthouse apartment on the outskirts of the city…it wasn’t mine before the madness started.
But when everything began to fall apart and the building was vacated, I took advantage of an opportunity. I had no where else to go, so I grabbed my one bag of meager possessions and moved in.
It's just been me now for a while…me and the roaming masses of the undead below in the streets.
I've long learned to ignore the endless moans and groans being emitted from them. I have many books and games to fill the lonesome hours until night falls.
You'd be surprised how competitive you can get while playing against yourself in chess. But today I am filled with a certain feeling of warmth and something else…a looming sense of closure.
You see I also have a radio for entertainment, but unfortunately the only thing that comes through these days is the static and government broadcasts.
It lets anyone out there listening know about updates in the migrations of the undead, and where the new safe zones are located.
I'm glad now that I grabbed all the batteries from my apartment when I made the move, although I usually just turn it on for background noise. After all I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
But last night the broadcast was different.
It told anyone in the infected zones to try and get out if they could.
It said for them to try and make it to a designated safe zone…it repeated this with instructions for each city on how to reach them.
I knew the undead didn’t always stay in one area, so I was curious on how many people would make it. I hadn't seen another living person in forever.
But the broadcast always ended the same way. People were being told to try and make for safety because the infected areas were going to be sanitized.
They gave times for each major city, and when it would happen.
This morning the missile will be launched at 10 am…it'll take about 5 minutes to reach the city.
I think I've got time for one more game of chess. Best cup of coffee ever.