The sky was always blue with the odd clouds that would sometimes rise up like castles in the sky. It was as if one was in a fantasy world of ever changing delights provided by the inexhaustible imagination of mother nature.
If one was to stare at the clouds long enough you could see all types of faces, animals and interesting abstract shapes moving about. But over the day more and more clouds began to gather like cotton balls billowing above the earth. Slowly but surely the white of the clouds began to replace the blue of the sky, but always by morning the clouds would have dissipated into the night and the blue sky returned once again. I always wondered where these clouds would go so quickly, it was as if they were beyond science, clouds made from superstious white dust.
The next day brought the white dust clouds which puffed and puffed themselves up more and more like an incredible overstuffed pillow. The next morning one expected the clear blue sky but this was not to be so. Instead the white clouds had overtaken the blue sky and had suffocated the sun from the earth. The sun fought hard to penetrate the clouds to illuminate the earth but instead of a world of color and wonder and three dimensional shadows there was only many shades of grey and bleakness. The earth was now shapeless, formless and dull without life and meaning.
As the day went on one could see on the horizon dark grey clouds for the first time in years. At first these clouds just seemed to be sitting there. Then imperceptibly they began to move closer and closer in on the light grey sky. By the time they had reached my position they were moving very quickly, appeared to be rolling, sometimes separating and parts of the clouds looked like a horse was about to leap from the sky to the earth. It was terrifying and dizzying to the rate the world was being altered. The clouds were so low and moving so fast I thought they were going to swallow up the earth in a swirling vortex.
I watched as the clouds turned to a darker grey, then a grey black and then finally all black with only hints of grey. The wind then picked up and then picked up some more to a steady 100 miles per hour clip and then still faster with frightening gusts. The black clouds continued to accumulate in heaviness until there was almost no light on earth and then everything went black.
There he hovered above the earth. His job was finally complete. The prince of darkness had arrived and eclipsed the heavens with the blackness of hell.