It all happened within a minute. Those sixty seconds were the most memorable of my entire life... and the most haunting. I remember seeing the bright blue sky. The sun was shimmering in the sky. People were all about: walking, talking, laughing and just going on about their daily lives. That was until it hit and none of us knew what it was...
The sky started cracking, making the most deafening shrieks. The ground started disappearing in little hexagons as it went from material into nothing. Buildings collapsed into dust and vehicles started having a mind of their own. Trees and bushes were getting sucked into the earth, and the sun started coming closer and closer. Lakes and rivers started freezing and then violently their frozen counterparts burst into a million tiny pieces. So much horror was swamped all around me.
People were shouting; children were screaming while they all held onto whatever they could find. I still remember pulling my little sister with her golden, heart locket close to me. I remember, protecting her from anything that would hurt her. However, I knew there was nothing I could do to stop what was coming. It was like a mere child in combat against a god: futile and only delaying the inevitable. No man could stop the disastrous thing that happened next.
My sight went blind; I couldn’t see a single bloody thing. The screams and cries started fading and soon I couldn’t even hear. I was a blind, deaf man wandering around aimlessly. I stuck my hands out in hope to feel something, my little sister, but to my dismay there was nothing. My heart started to beat unusually fast and I could feel myself trembling. What was happening? Was I... No, I couldn't possibly be... dead.
I continued walking endlessly in what seemed like circles. I kept my eyes open, in hopes that my sight would return. Slowly I could see specks of white make their way into the bitter darkness. I blinked again, this time getting more of my sight back. I felt happiness within me, but I knew that seeing what was to come me would only bring me back down to despair. There was absolutely nothing about me; just emptiness. I couldn’t even tell the distinction between the sky and the ground. Wa... Was there even a sky and ground? All I could see was one colour: white.
“Hello!” I called out, to get nothing in return but my own echo. Where was everyone? I took a few more steps, until something caught my eye. It was a little black dot. I rubbed my eyes once more, just to check that I wasn’t losing my sight again. The dot was still there, getting bigger. I rooted my feet to the ground. The dot came closer towards me and stopped growing at the size of a car.
Quickly I found that it was a car, as my body was hurled and scraped across the ground. My head bashed against the ground and briefly I blacked out.
"What is wrong with you?!" shouted a young girl getting out of the car with her hands and arms raised.
With my head and eyes spinning, I tried to reply smoothly, "I… I don't..."
"You don't know? Oh gosh, you're okay... right?"
"Yeah, I think so." I struggled to get up on my feet, but stumbled back onto the ground.
There were people gathered around the towering buildings, but they all looked lifeless and showed no emotion whatsoever. They only concentrated on the fact that something was misplaced.
"Here get in the car." The girl demanded taking my arm around her shoulder.
"To the hospital, I suppose?"
She returned very strongly with an unbelievable expression on her face, "What? No! You really want to die, don't you?"
I was laid down across the second row of seats in the car and noticed a police scanner on the dash in the front. While my eyes traced around, I saw an assault weapon with high capacity magazines hidden under both the driver's and passenger's seats.
Quite complacently from my disorientation I asked, "Where are we going then?"
"What's your name?" she demanded firmly.
"Yes, your name. What, don't you have one?"
"It's.. it's Mitchell." I stated and continued, "But where are we going?"
Turning around very quickly, she said firmly, "We'll go the nearest radio station."
"What could possibly be there?"
It was silent then she replied placing her hands around the steering wheel, "Help."
I looked out of the window in overwhelming discombobulation. The sky was dark orange and cracked with thunder and lightning. While entirely awestruck at the strange beauty of the new scenery I only had one question in my mind: What could have caused this? What could have made this... whole new world?