The Girl Who Remained Elusive(Part 1 of a YA Dystopian Serialized Novel)

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Five years ago my only worry in the world was wondering if mother would punish me when she found out that I’d ditched the middle school dance to go to the movies alone and see District 9. It’s a movie my mom forbade me to watch. Now, I feel like a character in my own end-of-world film, and I’m more than halfway convinced it’s the end of the world.
I sleep in a cave with a couple dozen other people, hiding from a government corporation intent on keeping every single human being on the planet too doped up to be aware of their surroundings. My assets include: two pairs of pants, two tees, a pair of boots, a knife, and a golden bullet. All those people that live in the cave with me? Yeah, I’m responsible for feeding them.
Some things you should know about me:
I’m seventeen. The world is in shambles. As far as I know, I and the others hiding out at the caves are the only sane human beings left on the face of the earth. Everyone else is a zombie. No, not a human flesh eating zombie, although that would be easier to swallow. I’ve got a little brother. I’ll give my life for him. I’m a superb knife thrower. I feel helpless. Trapped. I want to run, but I’ve got nowhere to go.
But, I guess that I should suck it up and be happy. I could be one of those poor people high off of those government meds. Instead, I was lucky to be one of those who escaped. We’re safe here, in these woods, in these caves..hidden from view. Right?