Ashes, Part 1: Wednesday

Ashes. Everything is covered in ashes. The water is grey and leaves a gritty film on my teeth. Our food tastes like nothing. When I wake, I rub the grey from my eyes and rise from our grey bed, sending avalanches of grey ash to the ground. The world is dead and yet, here we remain. Waiting in the ashes. Waiting for our end to come as well.