Updated: 8:03 a.m.
Have you ever imagined what would happen if a meteor shower hit your neighborhood? Ben Percy has. In great detail. Sitting outside his Northfield home, Percy reads from “The Ninth Metal” where he describes the moment before the destruction and terror begins:
“In Northern Minnesota the nightbirds went silent. Worms and salamanders twisted out of the dirt. Cats yowled in yards and dogs whimpered under beds. Some people suffered from sudden migraines and others noticed their fillings tanging their mouths with the taste of metal and others shook their cellphones and said ‘Hello? Can you hear me? Hello?”
The meteors pound the Arrowhead. But when people begin rebuilding in later years they find the devastating shower has left an unexpected treasure: a metal never before seen on Earth.