We didn’t know it had already started. We were completely isolated.
About a month before it began, about the same time as the news anchor broke the story, our camp site was placed on indefinite communication blackout. All the televisions were removed from our place, all the personal radios and cell phones, too. I had one of those cheap disposable types with a couple of prepaid minutes. It was all my grandparents could afford.
I was supposed to use it to call them on my birthday, my first birthday away from home.
! Remark: “Mind Fragment” posts are fictitious prose, and none of them is about me.