Waiting to Die
By: Gabriella Balcom
When nuclear bombs hit the U.S.A. on Thanksgiving, millions died. Nobody had believed North Korea could launch their long-range missiles that far, but their multiple strikes revealed the truth.
Those who survived found life totally different. Pustules formed on their skin. Clumps of their hair fell out, then their fingernails and some of their teeth. Food was scarce, contaminated anyway, so many starved. For others, watching loved ones die took its toll.
Everyone figured the future would be as bleak as the present, and life became a waiting game as survivors awaited death.
They didn't expect to start craving blood.