Being a victim of the “Glendale Apartments Explosion” seems to have supplied McKay with the unwanted and terrifying ability to see into the immediate future of people who are about to suffer an accident or be involved in some horrific and deadly situation.
On top of seeing all this suffering, there are the seemingly never ending and unnatural nightmares about the explosion. This situation now leaves him as an outcast, living the life of an unwanted tramp with paranormal amnesia on the streets of Crewe and then in Chester in the north west of England.
This constant horrifying premonition of death and destruction has cost him a complete loss of memory, leaving him with no idea who he is or where he comes from and no recollection what so-ever as to which town or city this massive Glendale explosion had taken place.
Not knowing who he is or where he’s from, and this form of unknown paranormal amnesia making it seem impossible for McKay to discuss the Glendale explosion with anyone. Any attempt to talk about the never ending, recurring daily nightmare results in only mumbled silly and childish gibberish passing his lips. His spoken vocabulary on other subjects and all his normal senses are, to the best of his knowledge, still fully intact.
His reading ability is perfect and he fully understands every written word he sees. However, writing about his paranormal situation has become impossible. Even trying to copy down or write individual words relating to this enigma onto paper results in a frustrating gibberish scribble.
So why can’t he just walk into a local police station and inform them he’s suffering from some form of amnesia? What’s holding him back? McKay has enough natural sense remaining to realise he is an educated individual and feels strong and fit (considering his present life style on the streets), more than capable of standing up for himself if and when he needs to.
Yet he knows he’s hiding from someone, but who, who are his enemies? Where is his family, his employers, his friends? Surely someone must be aware of his disappearance. McKay can now see into other people’s unfortunate and deadly premature destinations and feels compelled to help them at all costs to survive their nightmare endings. So why can’t he see into his own future?
If only there was someone he could communicate with it would be easier, but he has now accepted there is no one. But for now, McKay is a man alone, wandering the Cheshire streets aimlessly, until one way or another he can confront his unknown destiny head on.
The fear of the unknown, the unknown future that lies ahead can be frightening for all of us for all sorts of reasons so we don’t spend much time thinking about “what if” an accident might happen or even dreaming about the good things that could change our lives, because the future has not yet arrived and so as yet doesn’t exist.
We all say from time to time after any minor incident or accident it’s just as well we can’t see into the future or we would never get on with our lives and the result of course would be that we would never want to leave the safety of our homes, while we momentarily forget that many accidents actually do happen in and around our homes anyway.
But the strange alternative to “what If” or “not knowing” is actually knowing what the future may hold, this would not be a good alternative for any of us, and would be unbearable and at times terrifying, imagine all the accidents and sometimes the terrible things that happen constantly around us, usually most of the bad things that happen in our lifetimes “we” the luckier ones only ever learn about reading in the national or local newspapers, or on the radio and television.
Of course we may also from time to time witness some minor road accident or even be personally involved, we may also notice somebody trip and fall over, but most of these minor incidents are dealt without any hassle there and then, and are always very quickly corrected and forgotten.
Can you imagine actually knowing when you are going to be involved in an accident, even a simple accident, like, trapping your finger in a car door or falling over and twisting your ankle, the very fact you know it’s going to happen and there’s nothing that you can do to avoid it, nothing to do except wait for it to happen.
Just think about that for a moment, the anticipation alone would make It seem ten times more frightening than It actually was, but what If it was a more serious accident waiting for you or a member of your family, like falling overboard while sailing or a serious house fire, or a lethal pile up on a motorway, well It would drive you insane.
We are all aware accidents do happen and will happen, we just keep our fingers crossed that they won’t happen to ourselves or our families, or to our friends, but most of us are intelligent enough people to realise and understand that sooner or later regardless of our lifestyles or how very safety conscious we are or try to be our turn will come.
We are all going to have accidents throughout our lives, some minor and some major, but if we’re unlucky some accidents could change our lives forever. But if you could see into the future there would be good things ahead too, all the good things that are going to happen to you and your family, that would be nice to look forward to, would it not, of course it would.