TITLE: Day of Night
GENRE: YA Science-fiction
Tendrils of wind whipped all around Vanessa, as though trying to rip her to shreds. Even though she and her sister stood under the porch awning, the mist from the downpour coated their skin and clothes. The abnormal darkness made it impossible to see more than a few feet ahead.
Tiana looked at her sister, holding back her mass of black curls to keep them out of her face. “Is the world ending?”
Vanessa frowned at her, but her heart was thumping hard. “It’s just a tropical storm.” Even as she said it, she knew this was no ordinary storm.
“But it came up so fast! And the news didn’t show any warnings, and the sun just disappeared--”
A snapping noise rent the air, louder than the gales and pounding rain. From the darkness, a massive shadow started falling toward the house.
“Watch out!” Vanessa cried, pulling her sister off the porch, out into the downpour. The impact when the tree hit the house caused boards and shingles to fly, nearly hitting them. The deafening smashing sound told Vanessa that the uprooted tree had done significant damage to the house. It had even blocked off the way through the front door. It was a good thing they’d come outside to look at the storm; they could’ve been killed if they’d been inside the house.
“Come on, we need to get to the cellar!” Vanessa yelled over the storm.