After the explosions, they say the world became quiet. Communications ceased, the power was out, transportation came to a standstill. They say the world became quiet.
But they were wrong.
Before it became quiet, first there was the confusion. The search for missing people. The screams of pain. The cries of the lost.
Then the cold came. The bitter, freezing temperatures that froze the world. Humans tried but could not adapt and began to die. A few at first, but as the world became colder and darker, fuel became more scarce, food ran out, and humans died.
The world became silent.