Here, there are no limitations.
You can take what you want.
At no cost.
Welcome to the Land of Do-As-You-Please.
It’s a dark, cold night, the only type of night nowadays. I guess I should be grateful that the rain hasn’t begun yet because when it does it’s likely that I’ll be one of the first to know. As I stand on the roof of this building, I can see for miles around, I can hear for almost the same distance. The screams, the gunshots, the rumble of the city like a stampede of elephants toward an oasis that only a few will get the opportunity to drink from. It’s terrible, the thought that this once beautiful and peaceful city, well beautiful at least, is now a burning wreck. The stench of black smoke clogs in my throat as I realise a fire has started a few streets away.
It shouldn’t be this way. But, I suppose after what happened here, the decision made was for the best. I don’t know how long they thought they could keep it from us, but they didn’t succeed either way. As soon as people started disappearing it was obvious there was something wrong and to begin with people thought these people had just been abducted, but something far more sinister was happening. Of course these people were being abducted, there was no doubting that, but what happened to them where they were was something else.
People first became aware something was going on a few months ago, but it was when one of the last ones turned up after being gone for so long, Joanna Hurtz. In the beginning she had no recollection of what had happened to her, but slowly her memory came back, I’m guessing they weren’t plan...
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...n my hand through my brown hair, even that isn't what it used to be. I rub my unshaven chin and decide to shave. As I do so my fingers shake due to malnutrition, I'm surprised I haven't cut myself by now, I should eat something.
I finish shaving and admire my handiwork, I know it'll've grown back by the same time tomorrow so I don't know why I bother, but I still do. I walk into the kitchen and make some food, then I head for the sofa to watch the news, I'm surprised they still broadcast. A murder or two, one more after what I did tonight, a few abductions, but this time it's not the government, it's probably somebody trying to get money, not that anybody has money these days. You can take what you want and nobody bats an eyelid. I watch the news for a few more minutes and begin to feel my eyes drooping, within seconds I'm asleep with the television blaring.
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