Friday, November 21, 2008

Excerpt from a Novel: In this episode Mr. Barefoot Interviews Representatives of the Provisional Governing Authority

I was pushed forward by someone trying to get to the front of the crowd. The bell of the horn turned towards me. People around me hunched their shoulders, almost cowering. It seemed too late for me. I saw the eyes of the soldiers.

“Do you want to ask something?” the man on the bullhorn challenged, uninvitingly. People looked at me. I saw them looking at me and felt a wave of nausea. I answered, in a loud, clear voice:

“It seems like a lot of people are missing. Where'd they go?” JLI pulled on my arm.

I don't know how many people heard me, but at that moment, I thought everybody did.

“I'm not sure I understand what your question means. Are you suggesting we are responsible for the recent depopulation?”

CONTINUE "Excerpt from a Novel"