Thursday, September 29, 2011

We were getting ready for bed after a long day...

First sentence provided by: Aleta Schaffer Plouffe 

We were getting ready for bed after a long day and that was when the alarms sounded.

This could only mean one thing: the biosphere's security had been breached. We've practiced the drill in the event of such a tragedy.  Everyone  headed to the underground shelters.

I was more scared than I thought I would be. I knew we had practiced this, but I thought all the drills would desensitize me to the reality of this catastrophe. It was really happening. In my lifetime. 

We had come to live in this perfect, green, utopian society. Living off the land, eating as nature intended us, and avoiding all waste. It was perfection. There was no crime, no smog, no plastic. We lived a sustainable life with pure air and pure water. This breach was nothing more than the end to our Eden. 

Why? WHY!? SO many years spent on the planning of this. Then more time to build it. Countless trial and errors on our part, the community. The community consisted of a professor, a captain, his first mate, a movie star, a rich couple who paid to be here, and an all-american girl. We were supposed to be here 3 years. After 5 years we started breeding and building our colony. 

Once we were all in the underground shelter the professor was the designated leader. He stayed above ground to see investigate the breach. 

When he returned it was with great weariness and sadness. He announced that the first mate had found some herbs, eaten them.... and ordered a pizza. And did anyone have $5 to tip the pizza guy.  

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