When The Darkness comes, logic tells us that our children will be vulnerable. But what about a year in, or two, or even eight years after our world (as we know it) ends? They will no longer vulnerable…they will, in most cases, be all alone.
Parents may never come home. Some day a child will awaken and truly be by themselves, on their own. They will have no other choice but to turn to others for help. There will be no social services, the church will be a distant memory, and yet these amazing little ones will somehow find a way to survive.
All around our modern world there are examples of what become of children when war, or floods, or hurricanes take away all that they have and hold onto. Stories abound from WWII where countless orphans, speaking many different languages were rounded up and shoved in some distant orphanage together. And still, they survived.
So how will the children living in The Darkness fare? These seven short stories give one person’s view of what the future will hold for our most precious commodity.