Everyone was still alive but the world was over. Everyone was afraid of everyone else. We stayed in our homes and only talked to people we already knew. Shaking in the dark with the fear of who was out there, on the other side of our triplelocked doors. No one had gone to work to make the electricity so the world was dark and quiet. I was terrified to do it but the silence was too much for me, I was too much for me, so I went outside and grabbed a stranger’s arm.   what is going on,   I said.   how did we do this, and how can we undo this?   He tore away from me with a whimper and ran down the street, panicked footsteps and panicked breath the only noise any of us were making.