Sam’s story begins.

I strongly recommend you read Part 9 of Olivia’s story if you haven’t already.

Day 1

Olivia. I know that you won’t read this, but I guess this isn’t for you.

I should’ve done something. Anything. I don’t know you, but I know that you didn’t deserve to die the way you did. I’ll make sure your family gets your message though, or I’ll die trying to get it to them. 

Those assholes probably thought they were tough, chasing down a girl with guns. She was hiding in the store I think, because she came running out the front door. I could barely see what was happening until they chased after her as she was running towards a nearby car. It looked like she might have gotten away, but I guess they heard her.

It looked like it was in slow motion. They shot at her while she was ducking behind the car. I couldn’t tell if the bullet hit her or it was shrapnel, but I could see the blood from a block away. She fell onto her back, and tried to escape. That’s when I heard the shotgun.

It felt like I sat there for hours. When I finally shook it off, I rushed over to her. It was so cold that her tears had frozen to her cheeks. Those murderers took everything from her, except her clothes and this journal.

I should’ve done something.

I don’t write. It’s not my thing. I’m a mechanic, or at least I used to be. I was working on a rig up north when everything went to hell. We were all stuck in the middle of nowhere. All of our trucks were FUBAR. Wouldn’t start, even after changing batteries and fuses. Some of ’em decided to stay, but I knew better.

If our trucks weren’t working, then nobody was going to be coming to get us. Bunch of idiots working there. I tried telling ’em that we needed to get going, but they were fine just hanging out at the site, but that food and fuel wasn’t going to last 40 guys for long.


I never wrote in a journal until now, but I feel like I owe it to Olivia. Not sure what I’m supposed to put in here. I got time to figure it out at least.

My hand hurts like hell now. I’ll write more tomorrow if I can.

Read the next part of Sam’s quest here.

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I'm just a gamer that enjoys talking about my hobbies. I do a little more than that too. I love cooking, grilling, being outdoors, going target shooting, etc.


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