Dust is a short story written by Allison M. Dickson. It tells the tale of a man named Clyde, who is, as far as we know, the last man left on the planet.
The end of humanity comes after a failed space mission. Dust begins raining down from the sky, killing everyone it touches. This story does not have zombies, or any other kind of monster. It’s the dust that kills and there is no way to escape.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am a claustrophobic person and this story freaked me out. Clyde tries desperately to hide from the dust, and he tells his tale for anyone that is still around to read it.
It’s surprising how chilling, depressing, and scary a 31-page book can be. If you need a “palette cleanser” in between novels or are just looking for something different, pick up Dust on Amazon. Just don’t expect a happy ending.