Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Beginnings Blog Fest
Thanks to L G Keltner for this blogfest. Click the pic for a full list of participating blogs.
It's strange, but in the beginning, there was no fear. No panic. No questions. The news glossed over the mysterious objects that appeared from behind the moon. The internet was abuzz with silly memes combining War of the Worlds and cats. The government said nothing.
I didn't pay any attention to it. Coworkers would ask if I'd heard of the strange disks that appeared then disappeared from the NASA images. My cousin claimed to have seen something passing across the face of the moon one night while peering through his cheap telescope. I never saw anything myself. I rarely look at the night sky, and I had no time for TV or internet. I was too busy working two jobs to pay off my useless BA in English. At times I would have been happy for the world to end just so I wouldn't have to worry about my school loans anymore. Besides the government never said anything, no reputable scientist would give a name to the phenomenon, so it couldn't have been real. What was the point of getting worked up about it?
Of course, here I am now, huddled in a bunker in the middle of nowhere Kansas with a guy who always smells like onions (despite not have seen one for more than a month), a woman and her squalling brat who never shuts up, and an old man who doesn't know what year it is much less his name. The world ended. Surprise!
But let me get back to the beginning.