... Ever since the attack, his step-mother was dependent upon the anti-radiation drugs to keep her alive. She had been working at the hospital that day, and had risked her life evacuating the patients from her ward to the basement shelter. Through a shattered window she had witnessed the nuclear sunset, glittering in an array of almost other-worldly colors that day. "It was beautiful," she told Zachary later. The sky would never be so bright again. The sun was rising. A gray dawn, the color of ash and partially burned newsprint. There was no line: the pharmacy was closed. ...
Sentence No. 28
Through a shattered window she had witnessed the nuclear sunset, glittering in an array of almost other-worldly colors that day.
Submitted on April 28, 2012, 5:04 p.m. by npoublon
He had known what his step-mother would do when the time came. They had spoken about this many times over their rationed breakfasts.
Submitted on April 27, 2012, 10:08 p.m. by Peach
She had been exposed to the whole radioactive material still flying in the air, and in vast quantities.
Submitted on April 29, 2012, 7:42 a.m. by agpym
When the first missiles struck the building that day, she was just about to finish her shift.
Submitted on April 28, 2012, 8:23 a.m. by TheAnimator
She had been lucky, he remembered. They all had... all of them but Lilly.
Submitted on April 28, 2012, 4:13 p.m. by ilvapie