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Rated: E · Short Story · Dark · #2130207
Do you want to be truly alone?
Waking up is hard today. The radio blaring against the outside noise of...nothing.

This is the middle of Chicago and I live halfway up a fifty story complex. My building is so rarely quiet.

But the sweet smell of coffee brewing is slowly reviving my achy body. The sun is warming my room as I look out over the Lake. This is so relaxing.

Where's the neighbors?

Beautiful. What a relaxing Saturday.

But this is Monday?

What's happening?

I look to the street. Nothing's moving.

What's going on?

I pick up the phone. Dial tone works. My friend's answering machine works.

Cable works.


Where's the local broadcast?

No morning show? No weather? No bantering back and forth?

What's happening?
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