Image: Pamela S. Canepa.
No one was sure why it was in the middle of the day the lights all went out. Well, save for a few cars and the emergency lighting in the buildings around.
Aliens was the initial cry, one we had feared would happen sooner rather than later. People understandably panicked though no one was sure why. Sometimes people need something to worry about until they stop and learn the facts.
The darkness lasted all afternoon, and as so much of the power was out, it was hard to get any information as to the cause.
By peak afternoon the lights came back on, but the sun didn’t.
We hadn’t realised it was more than the initial power outage that was the problem.
It was then we felt the cold. The wind turned icy, the rivers froze, our lives took on a whole new direction. Careers ended as survival took over.