Summer's End


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And all in the name of the USA ... Pray this is not our reality.

Summer's End

 "There is nothing wrong" he said, as he paced across the floor.
She knew it was happening again.
He would hear things that weren't there, like a knocking at the door.
She knew he was going off the deep end.

It all started one summer night, when he returned back from the base.
The town folk still talk about it today.
The tale that they call Summer's End, a story filled with gore and hate.
It's just so obscene that some dare not say.

The government tried to keep it secret, but the word spread like wildfire.
They were just conducting experiments.
Making a top secret concoction, a weapon of mass destruction.
Their guinea pigs were local residents.

They used Mother Nature to deliver, to observe it's deadly effect.
The poisonous cloud hung overhead.
Above the unsuspecting residents, of the remote town called Summer's End.
Now known as the land of the living dead.

The chemical came down upon them, in the form of acid rain.
Poisoning the town's water supply.
Layers of skin literally fell from bones, mutating into rabid zombies.
Flesh hungry monsters with bloodshot eyes.

The story has it that the town folk, are still confined to their eternal hell.
Now, the government's secret weapon.
And the soldiers that participated, have been subject to insane delusions.
The sights too intense to dwell in.
They see the dead walking among them, hear loud banging and evil growls.
As evil visions fill their every sight.
Insomnia sets in for fear of sleep, that the mutants may escape and attack.
They must be alert and prepared to fight.

Insanity quickly follows and, the demon soon invades their minds.
The paranoia too intense to stand.
Attacking all who are around them, acquaintances, family and friends.
Replicating the horrors of Summer's End.


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KLS commented on Summer's End


Nice write man!! Of course you never cease to amaze me. Keep it up Ken!!!

am2anangel commented on Summer's End


great dark write A tale well told. I had to shift gears after reading your Christmas ones. lol! well done. -Tonya



lol! Thanks Tonya .. Well, I do try to mix things up .. so ya the dark writes at this time of season do tend to make one have to shift gears to speak. :) Thanks again my friend for the read and the comments. Much appreciated! :) Ken

koolmom0 commented on Summer's End


Wow! This is totally different, very interesting piece you have penned my friend. This is awesome...:) Rita



Thanks Rita! :) I'm happy you enjoy my dark side as well. Us twisted folk need to know we are not alone. lol! :) Anyway, Thanks again for the read and wonderful comments! :) Ken

mustascheman commented on Summer's End


Cool...I think I should like to visit this place...What's the address? I like the part about the flesh falling off....(hehehe)



Thanks Stash! :) I appreciate the read and comments as always Pal .. Here are the directions ... Take the Highway to Hell and take a left onto Satan's Street .. take another left onto Lucifer Lane go 666 feet to Hell's Hollow the Last road on the left .. follow straight to Summer's End. I'll meet ya there for a bite and a beer in Hell's Kitchen! :) Thanks again! :) Ken

Rhymer commented on Summer's End


Vivid write my friend, zombies are big sellers right now, such a wonderful beginning to a horror novel and then to the movies. As always a 10 from me my friend.



Thank you so much AW! :) I never really think of my poems as ever having potential to being a novel or a book .. But it's always a pleasure to hear such a compliment. Thanks again my friend for the read and wonderful comment. Much appreciated! :) Ken

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