One day, they were there. At first I didn't notice them, it was like they have always been there. But I'm sure they weren't there yesterday.
They were hanging in the sky motionlessly, as if they were waiting for something, like a swarm of dreadful piranhas, waiting for some rash animal carelessly wading into the water to quench its thirst. But they never moved. Days and weeks passed, and still they hung there, excruciatingly waiting for whatever they seeked.
Sometimes, it seemed that one of them wasn't in the same place as it was the day before, but I couldn't ever catch a glimpse of even the slightest movement among them.
Nobody seemed to notice them. People were going on with their daily lives, oblivious about this nameless dread hanging in the sky. When I asked some passenger if they could see those fearful orbs in the sky, they reacted as if I had asked what the sun is, as if I was an imbecile, not knowing everyday things. It was like they have always been there, with nobody caring about them. How couldn't they care about those globoid things, harbingers of impending doom.
Where were they coming from? Will they ever go away? These are the questions I asked myself, but I didn't dare to investigate further into the subject. To great was my fear to find out what was not meant to be known by humanity.
After what felt like my whole life, but was probably just a few months, they went away. On day I woke up, looked out of my window, as every day, fearing that it all was no dream and I would still see them, but I did not. The sky was blue and empty, no sinister orbs filled with fear and menace polluted it with their presence. It was all just a dream, my mere imagination playing me a cruel trick, and now it was over. Never again would I fear the constant threat of those lingering globes in the sky.
Overly joyous, I prepared to leave the house. But when I opened the door, there was nothing in front of me. I looked down to see the ground far far below my house. Then I looked up and what I saw was a bunch of horrendous balloons...