Narrative Essay About Acirema

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It began as a day like any other. It was a beautiful Saturday; I had spent the entire day cleaning and preparing the yard for visitors. Today was the day that the universally renowned Ixchel was to accompany my friends and I for dinner. I had spent the remainder of my day that wasn’t consumed by either cleaning or yard work preparing a fantastic meal. I served a pork tenderloin covered in a dijon apple glaze, I still remember seeing the steam escaping from the meat and the expressions of ecstasy as my guests ate like it were their last meal, little did we know. I miss home cooked food. I don’t know how long we have been down here. After a while, the days blur into nights and the nights bleed into days, with each passing moment whisking a piece …show more content…
The silence in the room lasted what seemed like an eternity. Finally, I ran to the radio to listen as to what triggered the air raid siren, when I was greeted by the Civil Defense Station. I remember hearing the panic in the speaker’s voice as he trembled and stammered through his lines. It has been almost 6 weeks and it still doesn’t seem real. The speaker’s voice keeps playing through my head like a loop “This is not a drill. Seek shelter immediately. Acirema has been compromised. A hostile enemy force from Nibiru is attacking. Do not engage the enemy. Seek shelter immediately.” If you pump enough adrenaline into a person their personality takes a back seat. When your body presents you with the option of fight or flight to a problem that there is no running away from and there is no fighting, you hide. You hide and you hope for the best. I still remember the look of fear when I told them the bunker isn’t equipped to support all of us. After the last word rolled off my tongue, a war of my own had just begun. My friends began launching their words and their capabilities at me like projectiles, in the hopes that I would chose them to accompany me in the bunker. All I heard was static. I told Cooper and Rhiannon to go to the bunker first and everyone seemed okay with that, being that Rhiannon was almost to term and Cooper’s extensive medical knowledge. Next, I told Eden that she could come as we needed …show more content…
We can’t go on living like this. I hope they find us. We heard on the radio of search parties finding people and evacuating them to a nearby asteroid, they say that it’s still not safe to leave the shelters. Rhiannon gave birth to triplets. It’s a nice reminder to see a blossom of life in a world that has since become devoid of color. However, the morale has shifted. We are no longer optimistic of rescue, but instead we simply take our days one at a time. As of late I seem to care less about our survival. We may have survived the invasion, but we cannot leave the bunker for ten years. There comes a time where survival hazes into existence. Merely existing is no way to live; I am not happy, none of us are. At this point we are only prolonging our deaths. I try not to focus on the outcome and try to divert my attention to something more positive for the sake of my sanity. The other day I thought I heard someone outside the door but I concluded that it was just my imagination. Eden says that we only have enough food to last us a few more weeks. After that, I would assume that we have no other option but to leave the bunker. If we leave, there is no way that we could survive. The air is still poisoned from the dreaded cucumber gas that the Nirubians

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