The light surprised him, but it really shouldn't of. Cars had been passing him all day, and because of teh fedural safty mandate, they all had their lights on.
At first he didn't look up from his ever so ingrossing task, but then he realized that this light was really very different from all the others that had been shining on him that day.
The light was of an orangish tint, and was comming from the sky. He looked up and could not tell where it was comming from, but the sun seemed the most promising prospect to him.
The roar of an approching car filled his ears as he gazed at the sky, and then in an instant the orangish glow intensified to an almost blinding hight. Before he knew what was happening it was over, and everything was pitch black.
He had not recovered from his surprise when the car he had heard before intruded into his concence, as it crested the hill, and bathed him and the road in front of it in light. The car was already slowing down as he slowly turned to look at it, and it was 20 feet away when its momentom abated.
For a long moment the car stood still, and then the drivers door opened, and its driver exited, her head pointed to the sky.
He started walking torward her, his head sympatheticly glancing back to that alfuly dark sky, looking for some sort of reasuring light, any light. As he reached her, he saw a loan star bink into sight. The woman said, "I think the world is about to end, borther. Pray that the lord will have mercy on our souls." He watched the soul start darken and disapear as he thought about the fact that the end of humanity was very likly upon them. Then he spoke, quitely, but with a little distain. "I may be a simple man, but even I know that God is nothing but a cruch of the weak minded. I have never prayed, and I see no reason to start now."