We went back the next day. That night we was a little brighter. I thought: “Well, a good thing is a good thing.” I thought that it could be a real saving on kerosene. Us and the kids brought blankets and slept in the circle for a week straight.
The entry chime sounded. Andy looked at the security monitor then opened the door. “Andrew Thornton? I’m Thomas Benton, of ‘Companion’s Inc’. I have the package in our delivery van. If we can get a palm print and a retina scan, I will make the delivery. Just put your right …
“Sal, I think we should start seeing other people.” “What do you mean John, ‘Seeing other people.’ I’m happy just seeing you.” “I know that, but we should be getting out more.” “I don’t like the tone of that. What are you leading up to. You want to break up …
There are people who don’t take Green Pills. They are called, “Stoppers”. Real nuts. Look just like normal folks, but they talk about Reality and The Truth, and how it will Set You Free. They stand on street corners handing out literature.
Through the swirling ice and snow, he spotted a woman lying on the ground. In this weather that was sure death. He knelt down beside her. She was barely radiating.
“Save me,” she whispered.
It wasn’t a mystery till it was discovered by the Crook twins, Jessie and James (their parents thought that was hilarious).
That’s why everyone wore GloomWear, to hide from the world.
A completely new agency was set up: “The Department of Underground Excavation.” This was composed of members of every agency that thought it would be good PR and every Scientific Body that though they could get a Research Grant. Of course, there were independent scientists, who wanted to study the “Mystery.”