“F’r fuck’s sake, you gotta let me in!” Ned pounded on the door, but I wouldn’t budge.
“No!” I screamed, tears streaming in my eyes. “I can’t risk it!”
I peered through the porthole in the door and saw Ned slamming his fist on it over and over as our neighbours ran screaming behind him. His face was red, puffy, and oozing with weeping, rash-like blisters. As he hollered and cursed, his eyeball trickled from its socket.
“Who’s that?” my wife asked.
“It’s Ned; he’s infected! We’ve gotta…”
I turned and beheld the blistered faces of my wife and children.
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