GENRE: YA SciFi
Opener for a SciFi YA story. The location is the "Safe Zone," where people reside after they pledge non-involvement from a centuries old revolutionary war.
The entire house shook from a forceful blast. The bed upended, throwing Jerymy across the room to find himself face-flat on the floor.
What’s going on? That’s not supposed to happen not here. We’re in the Safe Zone!
“Dad!” He reached out to grab the beeping game toy laying near him and clutched his father’s gift tightly to his chest. A blinding burnt-orange glare consumed his room from a second explosion that blew out his bedroom windows. He drew himself into a ball to cover his head against flying glass.
Unworldly sirens wailed in the near distance; remorseful banshees awakened from a long, fitful slumber.
What’s happening? Has someone broken their vow? His father had promised that no one would ever do that. Ever.
That thought brought an icy fear to his heart. He stared at the forbidden toy in his hand his father brought from the mainworlds. Could it be because of his father? Did this mean the end to everything his family believed in because of a toy? He scrambled to his feet and raced toward the bedroom door. “Dad!”
Jerymy’s head jerked to one side as if someone had banged him with a hot iron skillet and his small world went dark.