The voice clock wakes up the empty house and starts to get ready for the day by making breakfast.
A tree fell through the kitchen window, causing a domino effect leading to a house fire.
The house is gone and now a pile of ruins.
"But the tables were silent and the cards untouched"
"The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned into fire. It ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in a frenzy, and died."You can infer that the dog had gone crazy.
The theme of TWCSR is mainly bases around the dangers of nuclear warfare. For Example, "The five spots of paint-the man, the woman, the children, the ball-remained."