The world as we know it, came to an end six months ago.
No one could have predicted such a tragedy to be thrown on to the human race, but nevertheless it did happen.
Now, all we have left is ourselves and our wits to survive whats been left of society.
It was a clear spring day in April. Without warning, immense strange-looking ships appeared up in the skies over all major earth cities. The whole human race stood there, looking up in excitement and fear. The ships just floated up there not moving at all. Then, a wide, bright beam of yellow light came out of each ship and bathed the world in its glow.
The beam was on us for a mere few seconds before all the ships lifted up past the clouds and vanished into space.
Everyone just stood there for a moment, checking themselves and their loved ones for any wounds or to even see if they were still present. No one was “transported” away. In fact, nothing had come of the alien’s “attack” at all. All of us on earth were perfectly fine. No buildings destroyed or conquests of countries. It as if we were all illuminated with a large flashlight and then that light was turned off. Our lives went back to normalcy, the way they were right before the incident.
Then, slowly over a matter of minutes we all realized what had happened to us.
It almost seemed to ridiculous to imagine. The questions behind it ranged from total confusion to outright disbelief.
When the alien ships left earth’s atmosphere that April day, they had taken with them every single piece of eating utensil available to us. Their wasnt one single spoon, fork or knife to be found anywhere on the planet. The material of the items didn’t matter either. Be that they were made of sterling silver, carved wood or molded plastic all of them now gone. Even cookware that resembled spoons or forks had vanished. Soup ladels, Barbecue prongs and spatulas had all vanished. Even every single pair of chopsticks were also among the missing.
Hours after reports of missing cutlery were coming in from around the world, but also all the factories that produced all the implements had their machines removed without a trace. The buildings were all left totally vacant with employees completely unharmed.
Over a matter of weeks, society broke down into total chaos. The confusion behind what had happened was replaced by total panic. No longer could people find ways to eat a wide variety of cuisine. Soups, cereals, rice and ice cream became meals of pure anguish. Spaghetti and lasagna were now considered living Hell to consume. Any side portions of mashed potatoes, green vegetables or applesauce had been given the names “Torture foods”. There was no point in using large kitchen knives for some functions, the aliens had taken all those as well.
Granted, this was not a true “War of the worlds” type of annihilation. The world went on eating. Finger-foods and snacks became scarce and in high demand. The price gouging by vendors on cheese-doodles and donuts alone often caused violent backlash by consumers in the streets. Pizzeria owners were forced to arm themselves from the overwhelming crowds of people who would break in to steal slices of anything. Stores that sold candy and protein bars would stage lotteries or auctions for their inventory.
Then there was the newly established illegal black market of foods. Hamburgers, sandwiches and Hot dogs could only be purchased through dealers in back alleys for hundreds of dollars.
This is how we live in this new world now. Civilized people now reduced to a race of hand-held savages.
Somehow, I can’t shake this feeling that-somewhere out in the universe, a highly advanced race of alien beings are actually laughing their asses off.