Afterworld: a Post-apocalyptic Thriller

By (author)Kyle Esposito

In a post-apocalyptic world, Alethea and Miranda navigate the treacherous terrain of a society on the brink of collapse, evading hostile scavengers and falling into the clutches of a radical preacher. As they struggle to survive, an unlikely partnership with fellow captive Jeremy offers a glimmer of hope, forging a bond that hints at the possibility of redemption in a world ravaged by despair. Together, they must confront not only physical dangers but also the demons within their own hearts, fighting for a future worth living for amidst the chaos and uncertainty.


In the desolate aftermath of a cataclysmic event that shattered civilization as we knew it, Alethea traverses the barren landscapes of what once was a thriving metropolis, haunted by memories of a world now lost to chaos and despair. Amidst the rubble and remnants of a society that crumbled under the weight of its own hubris, she stumbles upon a frightened young girl named Miranda, her innocence a stark contrast against the harsh realities of their new existence.Alethea, hardened by years of survival in this unforgiving world, takes Miranda under her wing, teaching her the skills necessary to endure in a world where danger lurks around every corner. Together, they scavenge for food, evade hostile scavengers, and navigate the treacherous terrain of a world teetering on the brink of collapse.But their fragile semblance of safety is shattered when they fall into the clutches of a radical fundamentalist preacher, a charismatic zealot who preaches salvation through the purification of humanity. Believing himself to be the harbinger of a new era, he seeks to repopulate the earth with the righteous, viewing Alethea and Miranda as vessels for his divine mission.Forced into captivity, Alethea and Miranda find themselves imprisoned within the preacher’s twisted vision of paradise, their autonomy stripped away as they become pawns in a perverse game of control and manipulation. As Alethea struggles to protect Miranda from the preacher’s insidious influence, she forms an unlikely partnership with Jeremy, a fellow captive whose defiance mirrors her own.Jeremy, a rugged survivor with a haunted past, offers Alethea a glimmer of hope amidst the darkness that threatens to consume them. Together, they plan their escape, their bond forged in the crucible of adversity growing stronger with each passing day. Yet amidst the chaos and uncertainty, a flicker of something more ignites between them, a tentative connection that hints at the possibility of redemption in a world ravaged by despair.As Alethea and Jeremy navigate the perilous journey towards freedom, they must confront not only the physical dangers that surround them but also the demons that lurk within their own hearts. For in a world where survival is no longer guaranteed, the true test of humanity lies not in the ability to endure, but in the willingness to fight for a future worth living for.In the crucible of adversity, amidst the ashes of a fallen world, Alethea and Miranda stand as beacons of resilience, their unwavering determination a testament to the enduring spirit of humanity in the face of annihilation. And as they confront the horrors of their past and the uncertainties of their future, they discover that the bonds forged in the fires of adversity are the strongest of all, offering solace amidst the chaos and hope amidst the despair.