Narrator: Everyone except Dean was suited up in the agency office, and we were going over strategies. It had been 2 hours since the evac order to head to neighboring towns for the next 12 hours were issued. Buses and the commuter trains were taking people to the nearby locations of Framingham and Salem.Read More
Narrator: As we walked through the darkened corridor upon exiting the strange hidden elevator, the only thing that really was sticking in my mind was a memory. My mother had a scented lotion she would wear, and it made her smell like chocolate, almonds and honey. To this day, when I’m unable to sleep or I’m anxious about a case or life in general, I make myself hot chocolate with some honey-coated almonds. I stopped walking, closed my eyes and breathed in deep. I could smell it.Read More
Narrator: Jared hadn’t said a single word since the office on Thursday night. It had been 24 hours since Alejandro had called the office. Jo and I had been at his house for an hour. While still at the office, he had pursed his lips and just left. It was hours before we got a text saying, ‘Home. Now.’ from him. I threw on the sweatshirt I had hanging on the coat rack.Read More
Narrator: The outside of the warehouse was made of corrugated metal, like most any other warehouse. This one was different though, in that the base was made of red brick. The black beams framed the metal in. There was a slight pounding noise, and I bristled at first, until I realized it was a bassline in a song.Read More
Narrator: My eyes took forever to open and I had a pounding headache. I don’t normally get hangovers, so this was at once confusing and mildly disappointing. I was so out of it that it took me a few moments to realize where I was, how I’d gotten there, and why I was stark naked but my back felt warm.Read More
Hello everyone, welcome to Kit’s Commentary Corner. I’m your host, Kit Mojito, and I’m joined by a very special guest today. She is a very important woman in New Ark City, doing a lot of wonderful things, and looking just fabulous while she does it, I might add. Sandra Fields, welcome to my show.Read More
Narrator: I think I should tell you a bit more about my childhood. Tell you how I became who I am now.
I learned how to read when I was 4. I wasn’t reading your simple “See Spot Run” books, because I found those boring. My mother taught me to read, by reading me Sherlock Holmes before bed. I was always enthralled by the mind of Holmes, how he could spot even the smallest thing that would change the entire meaning of the case.
[City sounds, bay sounds]
Narrator: New Ark City. The “city of progress” as Mayor Edward Fields calls it. He announced the renaming of the city, which was formerly known as New Arklow, at the ceremonial opening of the new iteration of Blackburn Labs in the Center College part of the city about a year ago. To him, that is progress. Science drives the future. I don’t know that he’s wrong, but one thing is certain. He doesn’t know the effects of science and money like I do. Hell, he doesn’t know New Ark City like I do.