Most doors still stood sturdy in their frames. They were a little dirty, but if you only focused on the doors you’d expect people to come out as if nothing had changed. A few rusted cars still stood in their driveways, though most were stripped of all their spare parts.
Taernsby, once bustling with life and brimming with light at this hour was now partially reclaimed by nature. An eerie silence had taken over and was only interrupted by the cracking of wood in the wind and the occasional bird who had made its home in one of the many collapsed roofs.
The large mill just outside of town still stood, though it was definitely on its last legs. A few animals still took shelter within its hollow walls, but the winds and worst weathers had left their mark.
The more time would pass the more the traces of those who lived here will disappear. Even now there were only remnants left, it’d be only a short while until there was nothing left. But there was an awful feeling of hopelessness you couldn’t escape from. Even if those who lived here returned too much had been lost already and it’d never be the same again.
Doors were boarded up tightly and some showed signs of painted symbols with meanings known only to those who put them there, but whoever put them there’s long gone too. Broken roof tiles lay in the streets and gardens and crusty, dry paint faded from walls and fences.
Crullfeld , once rich with life, hopes, dreams and aspirations was now partially reclaimed by nature. The many voices of a once bustling community were replaced with the many voices of wild animals and stray pets that had made this town their new home.
In an almost sick sense of irony the museum, once home to relics from the past discovered and recovered by archaeologists from around the world, was now once again lost and forgotten. Waiting to be found by those who come next.
It was a strange feeling to be in the footsteps of so many lives now long forgotten and not knowing what became of the people who once spent their lives here. But despite all the decay and destruction at least there was happiness among the animals. Most had found a relatively safe haven to live in.