Johnny woke up feeling light today. He went out, and everyone seemed to jump down the street, several meter in each jump. He was jumping, too.
Down town the sea level had entered the streets. Some people was going around in the streets with their canoe. He saw colleague Ronald.
Hey, Ronald! He shouted. Ronald saw him, came closer. What’s happening?
The office is under water. There’s no way we’re going to work today.
Why? what’s happened?
No one seem to know, said Ronald. The sea level is just… higher.
Dark matter… I can’t believe it! George was looking at the calculations on the screen.
You better! Said Martin. The calculations was clear, there was no doubt. Gravity is lowered by 50 percent, tides are rising. There’s an invisible field of gravity just outside of earth’s atmosphere… It’s getting closer.
Astonishing! George was thrilled.
When the stain comes close enough it will crash into earth, said Martin with a worried look. It’s the end of the world.
George was jumping up and down in excitement. And we’re here to see it!
Johnny was looking out of the window. Things were leaving ground. Small things at first. Leaves, newspaper, rubbish. Then sticks. Trash cans.
Just when he saw his neighbour coming home in his car, he felt his feet leaving the floor. Mr. Jacobson tried to get out, but he started floating in the air. He held on to his car, screaming for help. No one could help him. In the sky less fortunate people could be seen falling away from earth. The car started floating in the air, falling upwards.
Johnny was standing in the ceiling of his house. It was making strange sounds. It was giving in.
This is it, he thought. Now I’m going to die. The end of the world had come.
Look! Said George. It seems to swallow everything that gets in it’s way. Where do you think it’s going?
Wow, I have no idea, said Marty. He’d already forgotten to worry about the end of the world thing. This was exiting.
The moon, he said with a voice of morbid intrigue. It’s going straight into it.
The two scientists were watching their screens in silence as the moon came crashing into the stain. A spectacular explosion of another world was seen over earth.
Johnny fell down from the roof. His neighbour to the ground. Other people were falling from high altitudes, yet others got cars and trucks falling in their heads. There was millions of casualties around the globe.
The impact had neutralized the dark matter stain, but the moon was gone forever.