We were all sitting in the front yard waiting for the eclipse. I had never seen a one live, and was very excited.
As the moon began to cast its shadow, the one street light flickered. A few seconds later it went out, and so did the house lights. I swallowed hard, and my excitement turned to fear.
Sirens blared in the distance. We all looked curiously at each other and wondered what was going on. A helicopter was flying overhead in the direction of the eclipse. A streak of light bolt across the sky followed a couple minutes later by a plane.
The house and street lights came on, and I was convinced we weren’t alone in the universe.