The 'Zombie Raccoon' Apocalypse Has Reached New York City (Vice)
The apocalypse happens. You're put into a hibernation chamber for 100 years. You can only pick 13 people you know on sola as bunk mates. Who do you take with you?
For the last 3 days, I've known the exact instant my boyfriend fell asleep and the moment he woke up. The moment he crosses the threshold into unconsciousness, I get a feeling deep in my chest. There's something at the door.
Alone in the house at night. Your cat suddenly stands to swell itself and hisses into the darkened hall. The soft sound of a boot placed. Your cat died a week ago.
He asked why I was breathing so heavily. I said I thought it was him...
I can’t move, breathe, speak or hear and it’s so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.
I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.”
The doctors told the amputee he might experience a phantom limb from time to time. Nobody prepared him for the moments though, when he felt cold fingers brush across his phantom hand.