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A brief story by Ampe R. Sand
First-time players should type "about".
Release 2 / Serial number 000925 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Odd, how the light just makes your apartment gloomier. Pre-dawn darkness pools
in the corners and around the tops of walls. Your desk lamp glares yellow, but
the shadows only draw your eyes and deepen.
Not much of an apartment, no. One desk, paper-piled, with a dusty computer
shoved to the side. Your futon. Second-hand stereo sitting on a cardboard
crate. A kitchen nook one way and a bathroom nook the other, with a closet to
the side. A broad mirror tries to make the place seem twice its size; it
halfway works. One window, whose shade is down, and the front door firmly shut.
Your luggage is piled untidily by the door. A potted hyacinth sits beneath the
You are sprawled on the futon, staring up into that gloom. Your eyes feel
gritty. But it's too late -- early -- no time left for sleep, anyway. In a few
hours your ride will arrive.
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