Roxanne and Pepper are a teenage couple with problems. When they return to their small town after a weekend away, they find the town empty. They call other towns. Also empty. They find the whole world empty. But eventually they discover three other kids their age who are still alive in the town. But why are they the only ones left? All they have in common is that they were each directly or indirectly involved in the death of plain, shy, brilliant Betty Sue who committed suicide a short time ago – and who had written short stories about each of them – stories of hate, revenge and death in a dead world.