Great Collapse Ch 2Chapter 2Quickly I moved to the storage area to find what I needed. Rusted light fixtures only hanging on by their frayed power cords, swung back and forth slightly by the occasional damp draft. Water was dripping rhythmically from the numerous leaks in the decaying roof. I found an equipment storagebox! Darn! Empty. These 'field trips' are never easy.I probe deeper into the darkness. I Can't risk using a flashlight here as it might draw unwanted attention to myself. I find scattered a few more shipping boxes, all empty except for the tattered remains of packing peanuts that had seen much better days.Finally I found a box with parts inside! My joy was short lived, however, as the electronic unit was smashed to bits. This will never work, I thought. But it will be useful for salvaged electronic parts from the remains. I move on.I finally find a small box with a half dozen power supplies inside. These will come in handy, I thought coldly. BANG! I nearly jumped out m
Great Collapse Ch 1Chapter 1The day was dreary gray, with overcast skies. There were never any truly sunny days anymore. I had to remember how to navigate to the location that I was seeking. So much had changed since the Great Collapse. The old familiar routes were unpassable and blocked. Navigating fallen trees and rusting abandoned cars was a challenge, to say the least. I finally made my way to the manufacturing building.Sadness welled up from within, remembering better days... Of working twelve hour shifts. That was back when only a fraction of people were unemployed. Now nearly everyone was unemployed, if they weren't dead or dying, of course.The site seemed to be abandoned, but Lurkers prowled the area frequently. The tattered notices of impending shutdown were plastered on the factory doors. Opening the now rusting delivery bay doors enough to get inside was tricky business. Whew! Good! Not too much noise this time, I thought to myself.