Continuity Plan



Izzy felt stifled by the maze of narrow corridors of shuttered doors and windows.  The antiseptic fluorescence made it worse.  It wasn’t dirty, but it felt dingy.

“Untold billions of dollars were spent back in the 1980s on this proof-of-concept,” General Perlman said.  “Reagan thought key parts of the US infrastructure could be put out of harm’s way.  Rumor had it that the Soviets had already moved their whole industrial-military complex underground.  This has been mothballed for decades.  Who would have thought we would actually need it?”

Izzy glanced up and wondered how the surface, a kilometer overhead, was faring.

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Word count = 100

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36 thoughts on “Continuity Plan

  1. Mary P

    Maybe you will be glowing or maybe you’ll be lunch: this could have been a zombie apocalypse that they were hiding from 😉 Good writing, Trent.

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  2. patriciaruthsusan

    That doesn’t sound good. I better hope there’s some other place I can escape to as I’m not important enough to go to a national shelter built by a president. Here in India, I doubt there’d be any place big enough. Good writing, Trent. :) — Suzanne

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Amy! I was 95% sure it was a storage unit (which you verified), but something about the picture looked even creepier than the average storage unit, maybe the POV, so I decided for something a little hidden than the back units in a storage facility…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Something awful is going on up there, though I’m not sure exactly what. Possibly it’s aliens, maybe a nuclear war, or it could be something truly hideous, like they released a sequel to “Ishtar”….

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