Chapter 2: Dad’s House

12/1

Don't swim in the pool, there are dead people.

Haven't seen a single cop car or helicopter. How big was the radius of the Flash?

Blackbird singin in the dead of night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly/All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arrive

I saw a dead crow earlier and that's been stuck in my head all day

I thought I heard someone in an alleyway earlier today, but the wind must've knocked some trash cans over.

Starting to think the disaster was bigger than this town. I can't just sit around eating continental bagels and drinking OJ.

I owe the Gaslight Motel $99 199 for 1 2 night.s

12/2

Alright, I gotta get out of here. I'm gonna borrow this bike.

It's 25 miles to my dad's house. They've got to be wondering about me.

Sara, I'm ok. I'm biking out to Bob's in Poughkeepsie. Everything will be ok.

Poughkeepsie 10 I'M OUT OF SHAPE

This Flash was wider than I thought. Where do I go now?

I L OVE MOMY

God, I was writing on walls when I was six.

12/3

Burying my Dad in the back yard of the house I grew up in. Today sucks.

Here lies Robert Knoxville, beloved father

Here lies Otis, a biter and a pisser

Cold showers and canned food. Sitting in front of a blank 60" TV.

Can't shake this horrible thought. What if this Flash was really, really big?

Sara's in California with her grandmother. God, I hope she's ok.

12/4

Looks like they painted over my high school artwork. Too bad no one's around to stop me this time.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Oh, look, they missed one. This is the summer I discovered the Beatles.

People indoors, people in cars. Even people in basements. All dead. Why am I alive?

I guess I'm just looting cigarettes, gum, and Red Bull at this point. If you want to arrest me, I welcome the human interaction.

In case of fire, please rescue my d̶o̶g̶ Sam

12/5

I've been reading all day. My eyes hurt and I'm friggin bored. Time to drink.

I'm taking a bottle of Jack and a 12 of Corona. Sorry, my Dad doesn't drink anymore. Didn't. I'm at the White House across the street.

End of the world drinking game. A shot for every person you ever knew that's dead now.

I'm prime real estate now without all this competition. Who wouldn't sleep with me if I was the last person on earth?

Turns out a Bachelor’s degree wouldn’t have kept me warm for ten seconds. Suck it, mom.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

I hope Paul MCartenys ok

I love Sara so much

S S s ss K K K kk k

:)

12/6

Oh God.

End of the world hangover

Barfing all morning. This whole place still smells like dog.

I'm never drinking again.

Dad had a framed footprints poem. Really?

I'll admit, I wouldn't be reading this much if we had power. Halfway through a Tom Clancy after two days.

I should've been in the army.

12/7

End of the world chess. Setup: Player 1 places a pawn anywhere on the board.

12/8

Still having trouble falling asleep without music.

You can see the stars so much better now.

I survive the end of the world and get a papercut on a People magazine.

I don't think I can stay here much longer. No one's coming.

A fatherless home/ Wallpapered in memories/ Boring for a kid

12/9

It's 61 degrees in NY in December. WTF

12/10

Going to grab a stack of graphic novels from Barnes & Noble.

Oh boy, I'm definitely reading I Am Legend.

I bet Jason's off somewhere, helping people out of wreckage and starting a new hospital. Mom must be thrilled.

Still flipping light switches when I enter rooms.

12/11

End of the world Monopoly. Setup: Player 1 takes all the money and just rolls, and rolls, and rolls.

I know the Flash happened before people could put up Xmas decorations, but I should NOT be seeing Halloween stuff. Lazy.

12/12

Things I'm trying today regardless of currency: Caviar. Silk pajamas. Real fur coat, if it ever gets cold. Priciest bottle of wine I see.

Ok, so caviar needs to be refrigerated.

Popping this $200 Cabernet and finally checking out Great Expectations. It had better be amazing.

12/13

$200 wine hangovers are a lot like the cheap kind.

Gonna raid the Olive Garden downtown to see if there's any canned food left. Going the long way. I'm not passing that playground again.

Thank you for choosing Olive Garden! Please let us know how we can serve you better. The food is rotting + the servers are dead

12/14

End of the world solitaire. Play as usual, just way more frequently.

Still no snow

I thought I heard a dog chain down the street. I really should find some mace or something.

12/16

Leaving for NYC tomorrow. If anyone's alive, they'll be there.

How do you pack a survival kit?

12/17

Sara- I'm leaving for the city to find help. I'm ok for now. Love you, baby

You are now leaving Poughkeepsie POPULATION 0

SPEED LIMIT 55O

Why don't we do it in the road?

Maple End Trailer Park SAM'S ALIVE IN HERE

Always thought I'd wind up in a trailer eventually. This is my low point.