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“Everyone knows why we are here.”

Tom Grayson raised his hand.

“Yes, Tom.”

“I don’t why we’re here.”

“That’s because you spend all night drinking and most of the day sleeping. We’re here because we are losing people every day.”

Tom said, “so people die, people leave town, what’s the big deal.”

“Tom I wish that were the case, but it’s not, people are disappearing. So there is a new law, no one crosses the bridge. We need to stop this from happening and until we figure it out the bridge will be closed.”

Tom speaks up,”you can’t just make up a law and expect everyone to obey it just because you're the mayor.”

“You’re right Tom, I can’t, but the town council met late last night and voted and passed the law, it's in writing and you can read it for yourself.”

Tom shouted, “I still don’t think it’s right.”

Mayor Stone shouts back, “I liked you better when you were drunk and passed out. Now moving on to other business.”

Tom sulked as he listened to the mayor’s emergency plan, a plan that was very detailed and one that had a job for everyone. There was even a 7:00 pm curfew for everyone in town.

Tom headed to the bar, he had some serious drinking to do, but when he got there all he could think about was crossing that bridge. Day turned to night and Tom was still sober. His head hurt from all the thinking he had done. He stepped outside at 7:30 pm, heard a noise and watched the mayor enter the bank.

The mayor is robbing the bank! Now it all made sense.

That’s why Tom is the new mayor, people disappearing was a hoax, they were all found alive in the mayor’s basement.

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