Five Card Story: The Last Man on earth

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a Five Card Flickr story by Warren created Sep 27 2019, 02:24:13 pm. Create a new one!

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Craig lived in a large hotel building in San Diego. He loved to sit on the roof and look out over all the abandoned buildings, and stare out into the ocean. He especially liked it when large flocks of birds would fly close to shore, gliding above the water like a jet. The Building he lived in was nice. Really nice. Too nice for someone like him to afford. But since nobody was using and it and with no one around to stop him he made it a home. The building had ornate marble flooring which had floored him (ha ha) when he first walked in. When everyone died, he actually hadn't noticed for at least a day. "Too busy" he'd always thought. Too busy to grab life by the reins and ride into eternity. One day, he'd come across a stray kitten. He named it Freddy, because he'd found it near a guitar that reminded him of an old Queen concert he'd seen online. On the roof, with Freddy in his lap, he stared out into the ocean blue, across all the old buildings. "One day" he said, his throat parched and raspy from being silent for so long. "One day, I'll get us a boat Freddy. We'll see if I can find us a friend, out there. Somewhere...

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