Miranda, Life As We Knew It, written by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Kate Brade, ADV ELA hour 5
It wouldn't let me add the cover page of Life As We Knew It
Nobody had know what had happened. Even the astronomers we were watching on NBC earlier. It was quiet but then you could hear the sound of people freaking out because... the moon had just been hit by an asteroid. Nobody had known what happened, the news stations were going crazy and no one could access their family. Places around the USA have gotten massive damage, mainly on the east coast. Lots of flooding have happened but thats all we heard as of tonight.
The world seemed like it was coming to an end. No one knew when we'd have electricity again. If we'd have school again, or if we'd even be able to survive the next week. All the supermarkets and restaurants were closing. So no one knew how we were supposed to survive. But I figured that this is just going to be our new lifestyle.
Mom and I got in a big fight. Our neighbor Mrs. Nesbitt drove me to the store because they had finally restocked on groceries. I saw Dan, I guess I consider him my boyfriend. So I got out of line and talked to him. I went back a few minutes later got in the car and went home. Mrs. Nesbitt then talked to my mom but I didn't know what she was saying. So I just waited in the car.
I full on confronted her and just asked what I did wrong. She was mad at me because I got out of line to go see Dan. I asked her what was so wrong about that and she said they could've been out of food by the time I got back in line. I told her they weren't and she should just be glad I got food. She then gave me this whole speech about how we can't share food because we don't want our family to starve. I didn't really know what else to say so I just ran to my room and cried.
We were now a couple months into this disaster. Mom, my little brother, Jonny, and I were running out of food. A nurse came around to the neighborhood and told us to start wearing bug spray. Apparently people were dying from mosquito-borne illness. It really was crazy what the world has come to. Some people were trying to keep life normal, like nothing was happening. I guess I was one of those people. I went to the lake occasionaly on nice days, but those days were the only really "normal days".