Article: 261507 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 59x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:37:29 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 29 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O NECESSITY ********* We weren't going to make it. Thirty-two levels of subterranean living space housing half a million steaming people, all waiting for the surface radiation to die down. Forty years to go. Thirty years' supplies. Nobody knew how the initial water and energy estimates could have fallen so short, but that was in the past. In the future lay uncertain times -- starvation, suffocation, anarchy. Then -- a rumble during sleepshift. Dim cries of pain filtered up the air ducts. A collapse had taken the lowest eight levels, with few survivors. A terrible tragedy, declared the Executive Council; we mourn the lost. Uh-huh. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.