Tales of Star City
17 year old kid with too much on his plate
Tom’s story is the same story told a thousand different ways with the same ending. Born into a poor family his deadbeat dad left when his baby sister Abby was born, Tom was 7 at the time. Mom worked 2 jobs to provide for him and his sister and his grandma, all living in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. Tom worked any odd job he could after school to help out, but it was never enough. He spent what time he could with his sister and his grandma who’s health was never what you would call good. When Tom was 12, after making a few extra dollars at an odd job, he decided he would take the train instead of walking the 20 or so blocks home. After the incident in the subway, in quarantine, He found out that is mother was killed in a car wreck a few days after the incident. Distraught all he could think about was his little sister and his grandma. He paced the floor back and forth worrying himself to death, all while listening to some rich entitled douche-bag go on about his “first world problems” and some weird psycho stare at the wall the whole time. After being released from quarantine Tom had too work all the odd jobs he could find, along with his grandma’s pension they were barely able to scrape by. Now 5 years later, few days after his 17th birthday his grandma died, as old folks tend to do. He has had to get his G.E.D. and quit high school and get a full time job to support him and his sister. Now juggling a full time job making time for his sister and starting to attend college to better himself. Strange things are beginning to happen to Tom. He wakes up in places he did not go to sleep, strange nightmares and a sudden insatiable hunger that he can not account for, what will become of poor Tom?