Emanations from a mall
The abandoned shopping malls began their migration in the summer before Sylvie’s youngest son Richard went to college. They first saw the news while shopping at the Silver Birch Mall. The Sears was closing, and their cart was close to overflowing with sheets, pillows and countless things Richard would need as a freshman.
At first, everyone had thought the videos online were an elaborate hoax, or some clever marketing campaign, but when the TV networks beamed live footage, the world took notice. Hundreds of incidents were broadcast, with incredible sights of dilapidated malls tearing themselves from their foundations, ambling over fields and highways.