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The Rift

The Rift

It happened with out any prior warning, apart from a small earthquake that shook buildings whilst people were still asleep, completely unaware of what was happening out in the world.
He turned on the T.V. hoping to catch something on the local news as he did every morning, as if he was on automatic pilot. He switched on the kettle then put two bagels in the toaster.

He sat down in his snug leather arm chair and ate his breakfast; he had been watching the recent activity on the local news networks, but without really taking anything inÖuntil now. The newsmanís report spoke of extremely freak weather phenomenon, the likes of which had never been seen in human recorded history.

News cameras on location near New York harbor were focused on a cloud mass so dark and dense, that nothing could be seen through it, and it was the size of the entire length of at least 15 American football stadiums.

The larger the mass became, the more fearsome it became, as earth shattering electrical storms triggered the ground to open up, swallowing entire buildings in the process.

At that precise moment Michael Bordenís life suddenly became more precious then ever, as the world was thrown into perpetual darkness.
So stunned by what he was seeing, he leaped up knocking his coffee and bagels over that were on the side table next to him.

The TVís screen suddenly became a gnarled pattern of fuzz and static as the cityís power grid began to shut down.
One by one. He messed with the buttons, as if expecting it to suddenly go right.

All he was presented with however, was a blank screen, but the audio was still playing on a loop, as a public announcement was played declaring a state wide emergency warning.
It was then when he realised that something wasnít right; that this day would eventually become the darkest, hardest and loneliest of his life.

The warning delivered a message to any one that had the luck to survive; it was a hard to listen to chilling message that made the hairs on the back of Braden Collinís neck stand up.

As he listened to the broadcast, he heard the shrill and ear piercing screams of people in fear. He could hear the voices of children shouting for their parents; other voices were of people warning of something so horrific and dark that it caught the human race off guard.
He couldnít face listening to anymore. So he turned off the T.V. and realised just how real the situation was.

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