Haunting. Chilling. Mesmerizing. “Awakening” is an ambitious work of fiction that blends horror with science fiction and post-apocalyptic themes.
Imagine awakening to a world on the brink of destruction, with extraterrestrial visitors floating through the skies – and leaving destruction in their path. That is the case for the young boy in this short story. Get ready to embark on a terrifying but captivating adventure!
Young Cross pressed his face tightly against two small, cupped hands to cancel out the glare of his bedroom light. With his surveillance point still somewhat blurred, he grabbed a shirt from a laundry basket in the corner of his bedroom in-order to wipe the glass, then raced over and turned off the light. After heading back to the window where he once stood, he removed the remaining moisture from the glass and was now amazed by the clarity of the fire blazing throughout the power plant a few miles away.
While standing there peering out of the window, he heard multiple explosions on the horizon. With both hands cupped closer together as he turned his attention away from the fire, again; he slowly wiped the excess moisture created from his exhalation while staring out of the window. Abruptly, an unidentified flying object slowly entered the left-side of the young boy’s peripheral vision.
The oval shaped craft floated at a snail’s pace pass the side of his house while making a soft pinging sound. Both curious and terrified, Cross is about to set off on a riveting and bone-chilling journey of survival.
About the Author
A childhood spent in and out of disadvantaged neighborhood’s on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio inspired Dark Kent to cultivate his imagination to escape from a harsh reality. As he expressed himself through storytelling, he developed an interest in sharing his fictional tales with others. A college course in native American philosophy sparked his inspiration to honor their struggle to keep customs and culture alive.