Fragments Chapter 6 Page 28

and burning, but somehow this one remained untouched. No damage at all.

Wow, the only building untouched in all of this. The shop that wasn’t even a success when times were good. And now, as if as a punishment for its failings, it will remain rotting over time instead of being put out of its misery like every other store.

Doomed to rot forever as the world around it is destroyed. It will probably stand here, untouched as the rest of the world turns to desert. Decaying slowly. Immortal but dead. Rediscovered by whatever new version of humanity emerges from this mess and seen as some sort of temple to a past god. The mannequins standing in a tomb like that ancient Chinese thing. What was it called?