Fragments Chapter 4 Page 8

mirrors are shattered, and chairs have been thrown around too. Extra mindless violence to add to the crime of theft. Just for good measure.

Disaster zones like this are really just a more potent version of regular life, all the regular chaos compressed into a short moment with the long pauses and periods of rest removed.

Those lower doses and breaks between dramas, when you could absorb the pain of life, were important for most people, life would be unbearable otherwise. The one constant however was this miss-weighted sense of importance in things that will probably get you killed. But it didn’t take an apocalypse to trigger that, people had it in them all the time.

He returns to look at the cash desk,