Posted on 2008.03.07 at 08:37
This morning the Journal (local newspaper) headlines read 'It's War' concerning escalating conflict between Pakistan and India I know this because I had a flick through before starting my shift, this afternoon when I settled down for a break I picked one up - same date and the headline was 'UN in crisis'. I checked and double checked, the articles were different and it wasn't a special edition it was new.
When I phoned home to check in my dad put me through to my sister - which makes no sense as I dont have a sister, he acted as though it was normal and she sounded like she had a sibling rapport with me.
The sensible course of action might be to hand myself over because what if the situation with the detainees is a substance causing memory loss and hallucinations and what if it is lethal.
Posted on 2008.03.06 at 17:24
It has been days since the impacts and things have been grim with talk of nuclear exchanges between the east and west.
A day after the attack troops were on the streets and martial law was declared in some cities, ours included, to get away from it all I volunteered to help the relief effort.
The camp is outside South Shields it's got a few thousand people and more keep coming, theres tents and campers, TV, radio, medical aid and various activites going for the survivors. I havent been allowed anywhere near the medical areas, really I am just running errands for admin, and it's a good thing too, while the blast didnt affect people there are still cases of shellshock and serious injuries through exploding objects and collapsing buildings.
Today I was taken aside by a man who was asking me to help him find his family, I took him to admin and dropped him off with a young admin assistant called Heather. It was later on that he was hysterical and being lead by soldiers into a detainment center where they are holding alot of people on no grounds. My next course of action was going to reception and asking about it the senior administrator there said he had suffered some sort of trauma and he didn't have any family despite his insistance.
Eventually I caught up with Heather having a cup of tea she said the wierd thing is he had shown her photos of himself, his wife and kids. What was strange was the wife in the photo does exist but under a different name and has no relationship with him she lives in another city. Heather also indicated one guy they brought in earlier wore unusual clothes and spoke a peculiar dialect of spanish. she seemed disturbed about something else too but wouldn't say what.
Posted on 2008.03.03 at 19:01
It was a miserable day today, there wasn't a hint of sunshine, only clouds and a chilly wind.
I spent all morning playing with the DS WiFi doing my part in the Decepticon war effort, trading Huntail for Heatran, fighting as Scorpion against other gamers and then there was a flash that brought me to reality, it was followed by the sound of thunder.
A minute later a strong wind hit, I dashed upstairs to find papers had been blown off my bed and hastily closed the window, from downstairs Dad called up saying he needed me because the garden fence had been damaged, it's then that I saw a mushroom cloud, rising in the distance, visable over the roof across the street.
There was another flash I ran to the other side of the house and looked outside only realising the light dimming from the only side with no windows, so the next action was going outside into the street with many neighbours, we saw a smoke trail in the sky leading to another mushroom cloud from the south of Britain.
I grabbed Dad and pulled him back inside with me, my elderly neighbour Harry came with us, his house was close by but it was out of pure shock that he followed, we discarded the front door and ran into the living room, closing that door and sitting down on the couch and chairs to settle down.
Harry kept saying 'they' nuked us over and over again, but there was no evidence it was any sort of nuclear attack, there was no electro magnetic pulse. The TV was still going on reporting of areas levelled but informing us there was no radiation or fallout.
Other nations reported similar 'attacks' and the areas hit were all being cordoned off, survivors with them are sending out communications stating the blast destroyed buildings but didn't seem to affect people. Millions were killed worldwide, it will be weeks before there's a number but at the minute all we can do is get on with out lives, the government has called for martial law in many areas, it seems ours isn't going to be one.
Thanks to this the internet is down, phones dont work and theres alot of anxiety and the possability of looting in the next few days, it's a matter of survivng.
Well that is Monday over with, it's been the day that will change the world forever, my heart pounded like crazy when I saw that mushroom, god help us if the higher ups start pointing fingers and push buttons that launch real nukes. After seeing The day After and Threads I dont feel too optimistic about surviving a nuclear holocaust.