The Story Begins…
people all around the world are: waking up to the sun shining in your window, sipping coffee at a local java joint, daily routines at work, listening to a lecture, doodling during a lecture, stuck in traffic on the daily commute, tucking their children in at night, and even sitting in conference halls. Our story finds you, wherever you are. There is a flicker in your vision. You know that feeling when you’re not sure if the power went and came back almost instantly, or you just blinked. Again. You rub your eyes. Surely this must be your imagination, you’re just tired, too much or too little coffee.
Then the lights stay off. Vehicles stop working leaving their drivers abandoned in cold concrete streets. Deafening silence washes over you, pressing down on your heart and stomach.
A lone pinging sounds from your bag.