Many thanks to Bikurgurl for providing us with such a lovely photograph to work with, especially as it’s chucking it down with rain today here in the UK.
It was idyllic.
No-one and nothing to see but blue ocean for miles.
Even the rough shoreline didn’t detract from the beauty and solitude on this side of the island. They felt they were the only ones in the entire world.
The rumble caught them by surprise.
Out to sea, they saw the beginnings of cresting waves, the water paling in the centre as something forced itself to the surface.
The first rocket shot up into space, followed by a second and then a third.
Too late they realised this was the End of the World as they knew it.