I was kind of wondering if this story is somehow linked to The Things they left Behind. Because it's both about an attack on New York and it follows right after. It's just one of those stories that is so short, that you hardly get any info. It's first about a love relationship between different classes, and then an unrelated event happens: a bomb falls in the distance on the city and it's over. It's as vividly written as is usual for King, but it is puzzling to me what it means. What were other's interpretations?