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There had to be someone out there whose fever broke before the worst of the symptoms hit, whose bruises faded away like shadows formed by clouds passing on a sunny day. Someone who has no understanding why they were spared. Someone like me. Surely, I couldn t be the only human left on the earth, could I?
Kindle Edition, 10 pages
Published (first published August 4th 2010)
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Carolyn F.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short story

Really good short story but I wish the author would go forward or backwards from it so we can see what happened either way. Ms. Taylor, are you planning on doing that?
Jennifer Wardrip
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a very, very, VERY short story. Just warning you now. However, that being said, it's a really GOOD 5-minute short story.

As far as post-apocalyptic tales go, the premise for this one is highly intriguing. We hear from an unnamed narrator, who seems to be the only human left on the planet. Some horrible type of virus has been unleashed by a terrorist enemy, and, as always happens, the people in charge slightly misjudged the effect that their airborne attack would have. Now we have our lone
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
This would've had a higher rating if it'd been longer. It's a very short read - 5 minutes at most. The little twist at the end just annoyed me because I really wanted to read more. I'd definitely read it if it was rewritten as a novella or full length novel.
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, sf
Interesting short story. A bit disjointed. Nice hook in the ending which left me wanting to read more. 3.5/5
Dawn Peers
I read this in less than five minutes. I can appreciate authors writing short fiction for the Kindle, especially teasers for larger novels, but this little piece is just daft. The main character has no depth, the premise of an airborne virus consisting of the most virulent diseases the author could possibly think of is ridiculous, and there is no real end to the work either.

I would like to see this in a novella at the very least - it has vague promise. But similar to another reviewer, this seems
Another free short story found on

Quick read about one woman's perspective and 'journey' (literal and metaphorical) about being the supposed sole survivor in a post-apocalyptic world.
Slightly disjointed at times and lacks detailed description on some aspects but would make a decent novella if the author were to expand it.
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: shorts
While the premise was interesting enough, it was the surprise ending that earned this story the 3 stars and had me wishing the style was more fluid and appealing to my taste. A very quick read that, as of this writing, is free for the kindle:
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apocalyptic
As indicated by referrals, this was a very short story. Scary, horrific and sad, but eye opening in a " what if?" sense. The end was very thought provoking and a bit haunting. I liked it.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I think I read this before. Still a good story.
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was really good! I would love to read a full version of this.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A deadly plague destroys all humanity, except for one woman who overcomes many obstacles while travelling across country, finally finding a deserted haven.

Is she the last person alive?
Kayla Eklund
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-kindle
I liked the story. It had a lot of potential. I just wish it was longer.
Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
What a brilliant full length novel this would make.....

but its a 5 minute read at most!!!
Dec 30, 2011 rated it liked it
A very short but sad story. A lone woman, she might be the only one left. Everyone else is dead. Is she really the only one?
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J.E. Taylor is an award winning, USA Today Bestselling author, a publisher, an editor, a mother, a wife, a business analyst, and a Supernatural fangirl, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back.

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