The city was little more than rundown, forgotten, buildings that screamed of ghostly pasts. Cobwebs, lies, dust, and remainders of terrible incidents plagued the area. There were a few scarce signs of something that may once have been grand and beautiful, but those days were long gone; memories that were tarnished away to broken memories of the past. Life was bleak, and perhaps even pointless. Broken monuments told of a once rich past that was now simply faded memories and crumbling buildings as the wildlife slowly encroached upon the lost lands. The whispers and laughter that once filled the air were gone, and all that remained was a stale silence.
A dry wind blew as the rusty chains of a long unused swing whined from the sudden disturbance. The world was bare, a ghost town. Shrouded in mystery of what could have happened to cause this catastrophe. The death-like silence was broken by the sound of small footsteps treading upon broken pavement. Walking down the middle of the cracked street, wild grass pushing through the cracks, a young girl hummed, sang, and skipped along without a care in the world, a small brown teddy bear clutched within her arms. Her small voice carried out into the vast emptiness and filled it with a sort of hope as wild animals prowled around but fled as the girl approached.
"You are my sunshine/ My only sunshine/ You make me happy/ When skies are gray/ You'll never know dear/ How much I love you/ So please don't take my sunshine away..."
From the stifling silence the childish music was like a gentle sweet rain. The skies ahead were testament to the simple innocence that wandered alone through the streets. Where were the people? Where was the once flourishing life of the city? As the girl continued to march and sing her lonesome song, a single crow would call out. Caw, Caw! The crackle of its cry a startling contrast to the sweetness of the girl's voice. Suddenly the girl stopped in her tracks, and turned to look toward the sky, knowing something, but never fearing. Her eyes said it all as they looked up toward the sky then over her small shoulder. The crow called once more as the girl turned and continued to skip on her way as if nothing had happened.
Continuing her song there was a great shadow that jumped forward and suddenly engulfed her. The child screamed, falling to the ground in a pool of blood, her teddy bear falling helplessly to the wayside, as ghastly zombie like creatures began to devour her flesh and bones. As if an imprinted memory, the little girl's soft voice echoed through the air "...so please don't take my sunshine away..." The tune faded as all fell silent again save for the fluttering of birds wings and the crunching of skin and bones...