The sky had cracked.

The stars warped, the earth trembled

and the screaming began. Those

on the half soaked by sunlight bore

witness to the terrifying

contrast of cheerful baby blue sliced open

by that unexpected onslaught of night.

Panic concentrated first in the cities

only to radiate outward in an extensive

web of chaos. Soon,

the sleeping half awoke.

But -

not for long.