People stuffing themselves to the brim, but starving.
Admitidly, the food will be a bit better than plastic at will still contain protein and carbohydrates.
I had a vision, of a man, a very fat man, a very stupid man, or so he was thinking to himself. "I'm stupid, but stupid is good, yay, people on TV
tell me stupid is good, gotta loose weight before tomorrow when the race begins"
he was jogging along the street, boping up and down, when he hit a telephone pole.
when he woke he looked down and saw the telephone pole,
he felt kinda groggy though,
he tried to get up,
and it was much easier,
he looked down and thought,
"I lost some weight"
he touched his cheek,
"I lost a lot of weight"
from my angle outside his body, he looks like a skeleton with skin.
"where did everybody go?
Hello? Is there anybody out there?
How come I didn't end up in the hospital?
where is everybody?
I'm all alone aren't I?"
this after having wandered around a bit, and sat on a bench nearby.
he looked up the sky was bright,
his skin was a dark tan,
and seemed quite withered.
"Guess everyone must have been evacuated shortly after I hit that pole.
How about that race tommorrow?
Oh right, there's no race tommorrow.
Gosh, I'm still stupid, oh well.
oh hey, coach, how you doing?
what is it?
why aren't you moving?"
he's talking to a sack of withered skin on a lawn chair.
must have kept due to all the preservatives.
The ol' man coach eventually woke up, said the food was gone.
young man: "good I didn't like it all that much anyways"
can munch on this grass,
hey how come it's been freshly mowed?
ol' man: "the robots tend to it"
young man "do they have diesel engines?"
ol' man "no electric, they run on solar power,
don't let them catch you sniffing around,
they'll send one of those robocops after you,
and they'll take you away,
just like they took mark and julia away,
I told her not to go,
but she wanted to get some food for the kids starving in the basement at our neighbours house,
they caught her,
oh i know they did,
she wouldn't leave us alone.
"why didn't you pick me up?"
"we thought you was dead,
and thought it impolie to eat you,
we did chase away the birds and such though,
was kinda nasty looking at them peking at you like that,
how's you arm by the way?"
"agh, that's gross"
he finds a welt on his side of the arm, it's scabbed over, but looks like it was recently bleeding.
"it's kinda sore"
"I had just about given up,
sitting here tending my garden,
if you close the doors,
the mowing drones don't come in"
"but they have an annual inspection,
with some seeing robots,
the don't like to see any signs of agricultural life anywhere in the city,
so the gardens gotta look all natural like,
with some bushs and shrubs growing,
don't plant trees, they don't like things that obstruct their view,
I hide in the basement for the fall inspection,
they don't come in,
mark got taken away on a surprise spring inspection.
anyways so Lowki bought some Survivalist Seeds today:
Vegetables (annual replant yearly):
Perennials (plant once, grows many years):
next spring only irradiated potataoes will be available (which don't grow well).
remember to keep a few bags of store bought potatoes this fall, for planting next spring.
can plant on free land (parks, forests, railroads, near roads).
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edit to add:
yung: "so what is this place?
ol: "I think it's some kind of conservation area,
or at least that's what the robots seem to be keeping it as,
it's almost as we left it,
the day of the great race,
I didn't go as I was too old
and nancy stayed behind as she was too young.
later Mark and Julia snuck back all quiet like at dusk,
they said it seemed like a Nazi gathering of martial law,
not like a race at all,
there were squadrons and police cars all about,
they tried going back earlier but were stopped and redirected by police,
they snuck back, hiding in yards and behind bushes.
yung: so is nancy around?
ol: well she was for a while,
but then she left in a gathering of yungins.
was a few weeks ago, maybe months, hard sun days,
had almost given up hope, and decided to wither my last days away, as you were doing,
but then you woke up.
oh your the promsed one"
the ol man smiled looked up and gave the young man a hug.
young: "are we going to heaven?"
ol: "nope, you're already there" the scene transpires and the ol man turns into a spirit guide.
spirit guide: "I just thought I'd tell you a synopsis of what happens to your people, that you remember were so affectionate towards you over the
internet and family at home.
maybe now you can go back and warn them."
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