Image: Jodi McKinny
There were lights on the hill again. We’d seen them the night before. They belonged to a car, but by the time we reached the spot they were gone.
It was comforting to think there were others out here. We’d been alone for three months now, just the six of us travelling together and at present camped in a lovely spot beside the river.
When the upheaval occurred, it took everyone by surprise. The sudden rise in sea levels flooded every coastal city, and now all that remained were skeletons where only the tallest building existed above the water line.
The surprise was that it actually happened. There had been speculation for years, and no one wanted to believe so when it happened, and many millions perished it meant the end of civilization, as we knew it.
The lights never blinked, never suggested anything like come join us, it was more a matter of stay where you are, and we’ll all be content.