By Skyler Ajero
The sound suddenly stopped. A noise every living being has heard all
their lives. A tone so constant and omnipresent, it is only noticeable by its
absence. The sound has stopped. Then so did time.
The wind froze forming thin layers of glass, and the waves stood with
edges as sharp as diamonds. Sunlight became gold, and rain silver. And we
humans, we could not see, because no images reached our eyes. We could not
smell, because no air entered our body. We could not feel, because the
electricity that animated us has died. The world stayed, waiting.
High over clouds of marble, two words glimmered, covering the sky with
bright flashing lights that could be seen from any point in the entire world.
Blinking two words, and two words only: “GAME PAUSED.”