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There Will Come Soft Rains

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There Will Come Soft Rains

It’s August of 2026. A house in Allendale, California, had just woken up. It broadcasts that it is seven o’clock and time to wake up, but the house is silent. The house has started to make breakfast, but there’s no one there to eat it. Soon after, the sprinklers came on and outside on the house, all the paint has been burned off, except for five silhouettes; a woman and a man, doing work in the yard, and two children, a boy and a girl, playing with a ball that never reached its destination. The rest of the neighborhood has been burned to the ground and a radioactive glow shines all over and around it. The family’s dog returns covered with cuts and sores, finds out he’s the only one left, and dies. Little mechanical mice come out from all over the house and clean up the dog’s remains. As it gets dark, the house starts to read the woman’s favorite poem, “There Will Come Soft Rains”.

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