Ethereal Apocolypse

The Apocalypse

When Beasts Attack, Where Will You Be?

A taxi driver named Marvin Devins was driving his taxi in the streets of New York, a passenger wanted to be brought downtown from the metro, but Marvin couldn't see why as they were in gridlock traffic. They had been stuck behind a bus for more than a block, he had just been waiting for an opening to present itself, but now he was growing impatient. He looked as a car in front of him and to his right pulled up a bit, and he took this opportunity to wedge his front bumper in the gap it had made. The car behind it began to honk furiously, however, Marvin just took it in stride along with the rest of the honking that was happening around him.

A sudden burst of blue tinged energy began to spread out spherically in the sky, another showed up at another point in the sky further away. The energy kept spreading outwards, and at some point, a strange flying creature appeared in the sky a fair distance away.

The energy passed over where Marvin was, and when he looked to his right he saw three wolves that were bigger than his taxi! He stared at them in disbelief, as they turned to the car he cut off and snarled. One of them pawed at the vehicle, as another tore off the top of the vehicle with its jaws. The wolves began fighting as the woman inside began screaming, finally one of them lunged at her and threw her upwards, catching her in its mouth and biting down, cutting her in half.

The passenger in Marvin's taxi began screaming and opened the car door to run, but five small green creatures hopped down the street behind them. They almost looked like children, except for their long pointed ears and sharp teeth. They came up behind the passenger and jumped onto them, pulling their hair and hitting them with crude weapons like daggers and cudgels.

Marvin looked around and saw that these monsters were preoccupied, so he opened his door and ran towards a nearby manhole. He struggled as he clawed at the grate, and a crack was heard as he dislocated one of his fingers, however the adrenaline kept him from feeling it as much. Marvin threw himself down into the sewer as soon as it was opened.

Marvin went to get up off the ground, looking around as he did; his eyes were still adjusting to the light, but he could see water flowing and garbage stuck to the sides. He looked down the tunnel and saw a small figure, however, as the figure moved and stood up from a crouch, he realized it was quite large. It was only silhouetted in the half light, but he could see it raise something above its head with both hands as it approached. As it came closer, he could see that what it had in its hands was a large ax, and his skin seemed to be green. The creature looked like a big, green muscular human with small tusks in bottom his teeth, these teeth were gritted together as it gave a war cry, bringing its ax down as it did.

A scream could be heard from the open sewer grate, and was immediately cut off by the sound of a slice.

T.S. Eliot was wrong, the world didn't end with a whimper. It ended with the Cataclysm.


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