Here is my story
“Lock the quantum canon on terra prime” a shadowed figured said.
Metal doors opened.
“Open fire” the figure said.
A building splintered darkness as bolts of rippling spacetime flew toward the city.
Cearnt ran through the alleys, it was eerily silent as total destruction reigned above in the higher levels of the city.
“I’m lost” he thought. “I need to get to the escape ships. My parents will be waiting”
He ran out of the alley and onto the deserted roads.
“I need to get some food for the journey”
He ran toward a shop, it’s windows smashed.
There were shelves of supplies, he picked up what he needed and left.
“You might wanna give us that food” the leader of a group of older children said.
They grabbed the food and ran down the empty road.
Cearnt walked to the edge of the road and looked down at the levels of the city far below him. He started climbing.
“If I want to fend off anyone, I’ll need a proper weapon” he thought, glancing at his pocket knife.
He walked to a destroyed Cicada Hover Car, opened the door and looked for anything of value, finding nothing he walked around the car and saw a shard of metal on the road.
“This looks sharp!” he thought. “Ow! Yes that’s sharp”
He used the file on his knife to round out some edges, making a grip.
Cearnt reached the last level before the core. He was very tired.
“I need to rest”
He walked toward a shop and gathered what soft items he could find, he lay down and went to sleep”
It was a restless sleep he decided. The levels above were destroyed.
He climbed down the bracing, his hands scratched and rough.
The core was packed, people jostling to get to the escape ships.
He saw his parents and a feeling of huge relief and joy surged over him.
The airlock of the ship closed, it jolted violently and shot forward pushing Cearnt back in his seat.
The ship shot out of darkness and into the sun, he looked out the window and saw the earth, half mechanical, half nature, covered in black specks where the quantum bolts had ripped open reality.
“Engaging jump drive” a computerized voice boomed.
It’s roughly based of a real life experience