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More than one word meme

Right. All that one word stuff is a bit dull so how about a nice story.

I'll write the first part. Comment with a continuation of the story and copy this comment to your journal, with a link to the entry so the story can be read on from there. Use an lj-cut to show which entry number you have for that story.

So any comment under this entry represents a different continuation of the story from my entry, not subsequent parts of the same story.

It was raining in the City. A cold hard rain, but not enough to wash the scum from the streets. Fortunately for me, I could still afford an office and something to keep me warm, and even a glass to drink it in. Stuck up here on the 6th floor it was pretty peaceful. Someone had been in to water the flowers that morning but I hadn't seen anyone else since. And I was hoping to keep it that way until Spring. That's when ...


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Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
That's when... the power died. Suddenly my whole office was plunged into darkness. Through the window I could see a wave of blackness sweeping over the city as the lights flickered and died. The streets below fell still as the vehicles slowed and halted, the headlamps dimmed and them blackened. I stood there, staring out at the chaos, my glass in my hand, wondering what could have caused such a disaster. And then...
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
the sirens started. not the burglar alarms i had expected, nor the cacophony of car alarms that accompany blackouts in movies. They sounded like air raid sirens, but i knew from my job that these weren't leftover sirens from the forties. These were new. more strident than the faux sirens from the fifties public safety films. Then I saw..

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