Anchorstone (3.6k - 2nd draft - now w/ added creepy bits)
A meteor hits Southern California and the resulting dust cloud poisons people so that they're forced to remember things they'd tried to forget. Suicide spreads like an epidemic while the narrator struggles to get into the cloud and then get his wife and child out.
My main concern is that I'm trying to stuff a ten gallon story in a five gallon container.
All kinds of criticism are welcome.
[Update: This is the second draft. Most significant changes are between pages 12 and 15]