I was fifteen years old when the world ended.
I didn 't realize it was the end when it came, none of us did. When it happened my mind was elsewhere. I was remembering when I was a small boy sitting on my grandfather 's recliner listening to him read stories from the Bible. He often recited the stories, and I believe he could’ve recounted the entire book from memory if he wanted to.
When the end came, I was thinking of the time he told me and my younger sister, Cassie, about the creation of the world. When he told the story he closed his eyes and took a deep breath as he spoke of the day God created the heavens and the Earth. He would speak in reverent tones and we would listen, quietly transfixed.
It’s funny the way the mind works, my mind at least. At the most traumatic moment in human history, I was thinking about my grandfather’s storytelling. I don’t think I fully comprehended the chaos that was swirling around us, but I knew something serious was happening by the way the adults were acting. One afternoon in August the power failed, the cell phones sto...
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