Gone

Gone

By Alex Perez

"Good morning Kyle."

"Afternoon."

"Yeah, I guess your right. Sorry."

"Don't worry about it. I've gotten pretty good at judging time since all the watches

and clocks stopped."

"Wow. That sun dial we found doesn't have anything to do with that, huh."

"Nope. "

"Didn't think so. Find anything to eat?"

"Yup. Found some canned chili in the back of the Albertsons. Only three days

after its expiration date."

"You didn't happen to find any milk did you?"

"I already told you. By now all the dairy products have gone rotten. Ever since

the electricity went out."

"You have no idea what I'd do for a milk shake right now."

"Join the club. So, have you seen anybody today?"

"I just woke up. How about you?"

"Nope."

"How much of the city do you think we've covered?"

"Almost half. And we still haven't found anyone."

"Strange. Where do you think they wen't?"

"I don't think they wen't anywhere. Out of every house I searched, aside from the clothes

that desintegrated, nothing seemed messed up. It was just like everyone dissapeared."

"That doesn't make much sense."

"Have you got any other explenation?"

"I guess not. Hey do you think we can look for some warmer clothes today?

The days have gotten a whole lot colder."

"And shorter. Did you notice that?"

"Yeah. Too bad every cotton and polyester product turned to dust."

"You know what, Stacy, I've been thinking."

"We've got plenty of time for that."

"Yeah. I've been thinking. You know what? Maybe we shouldn't have

pushed that button."

"Yeah."