I was driving out of the parking lot of Home Depot where I had just purchased a 50 foot pole. It was hanging out the back of my car and I tried to position it so that it would not pierce the windshield of the car behind me.
I turned out on to the road and fought the traffic as usual. When I got to the turn into my mom’s neighborhood there was a line of cars waiting. It wasn’t long but I didn’t want to wait so I passed the line on the right and planned to turn into the parking lot of the shopping center just past the street.
There was a row of policemen line dancing in the street. It was the end of their shift and they were happy to be going home.
I turned into the parking lot and made my way to my mom’s house. As I parked the car i looked up and saw a huge mushroom cloud rising into the sky. A nuclear bomb! It was huge and appeared to be not very far away. I expected the shock wave but nothing happened so I went inside.
My mom had hired a handyman to do some painting and was showing me what he had done. I told her about the nuclear explosion and we turned on the local news to see what was going on. They were driveling on about sports as if nothing was happening. I switched channels. Not a mention of the Armageddon going on outside.
I looked outside again. There was a block toxic fog rolling in. I remembered the gas mask I bought on ebay a few years go so i went to get it. I had another one at my house which was just behind my mom’s house. I put on my mask and walked to my house. As I was putting the mask on, I caught a breath of the toxic black fog. It was really nasty. I got the extra mask and returned to my mom’s house.
The air inside her house was perfectly fine. It was late so we went to bed. I looked out the window at the street light illuminating the area below it in the dense fog. I walked to my mom’s room and told her that if it was still like this in the morning that we should evacuate.
I woke up not knowing if it was real or not. I wondered why I would have waited until morning to evacuate. We should have packed or basic stuff and left immediately.
I wonder what the regular people dream about.