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The Dig pt. 3 (Dust, story 2)

The dim light in Dashner's office shimmers in a gray haze. The sound of the wind has grown clear, though still far off. He's standing in front of the window, looking into the rest of the facility, his hands clasped behind his back. He's wearing a gas mask, one he liberated from the scavenger team's supplies weeks ago. He made sure to get one with a ... Continue reading »

The Dig pt. 2 (Dust, story 2)

The room is cold, and the air feels stale. About half of the lights are off; the others are dimmed. In the main body of the warehouse, it is quite dark. One solitary lamp shines in the middle of the square and some ambient light filters out of some of the interior housing units. Dashner sits at his desk in the artificial half-light, feet up, eyes closed. The hum of ... Continue reading »

The Dig pt. 1 (Dust, story 2)

A sudden crash resounds across the floor, several men look up as a rain of glass pours out of a far window. Alarms sound and the residents rush to take cover. Dust begins to infiltrate through this new breach in the community's defenses. A trained crew of repairmen don masks and gather in the central courtyard. If they don't hurry, if too much of the invading ash and ... Continue reading »

The Coliseum

The crowd roars above me, a savage beast crying for my banishment, the death of my avatar. They have yet to come for me, to fetch me from this prison to face my condemnation.

There is no question about whether I'm guilty. Everyone knows what I did, and some even understand why it happened, but no one is willing to listen. No one is willing to hear the case of a man who has served the Plexus as a faithful guardian for his entire life, and even those who know the circumstances are so bloodthirsty that this hearing is more spectacle than it is justice.

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