It was dark when I left the house. The rain fell like powder and the air was damp but still light and so easy to breathe in. As I walked in the darkness I reached the end of the forest and saw the pink stain in the sky behind the trees on the other side of the road.
When I saw the bus approaching, I was surprised to see that it was empty. It’s never empty. I sat down inside. Total silence. No one breathing, sniffling or coughing.