Hades, Kansas, Part I
My name is Rikard Karl Wagner and this is my story. The year is 2017 and the world lies in ruins. North Korea stole bio-terror weapons from a poorly defended Soviet research facility and mixed them before firing them in the United States with intercontinental range ballistic missiles they had developed mostly in secret. These bio-weapons turned humans into bizarre zombie-like beings that didn't eat or sleep often. Their biological functions are reduced to almost nothing which makes them look like they're sleep walking and have cold, gray-waxy skin. The few humans who were not affected by this epidemic still don't know how they survived. The most terrifying thing is the effect it has had on plants. They have simply stopped growing. They're neither dying nor living.