Article: 261507 of talk.bizarre
From: Andrew Solberg <>
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Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:37:29 -0500
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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.


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