The first in a series of post-apocalyptic scenes. In this first case, really, it's pre-apoc ^_^
About this creation
What a journey it had been for Flint Smithson, both mentally and physically. After a week in the wilderness, the climax of his endeavor was just another several meters away. A magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and canyons and the city below would take his breath away, a thought he yearned for. Yet, the view would certainly be... unexpected.
To his right, a large scorpion was perched, blocking an interesting row of rocks jutting out, perfect for some good leverage. Flint kept his distance, though, and was determined not to look at it. Inadvertently, he was missing a captivating but merciless attacker focused on smashing into his hometown.
Flint was confident he'd make it to the top; a good ledge below him had served to let him rest a few minutes.
The scorpion too was oblivious to the imminent danger, and sat eyeing the professional outdoorsman, poised to react to any sudden movements.
Flint finally reaches the top, and sees the curious fireball hurtling silently towards its target. What happened next would change his life—and end countless others.
End Part 1
Whaddya think? Any... speculations you have? Zombies, you say? Nuclear war, you say? You'll have to stay tuned, for it's NEITHER.