[BadPanda165] Digits – Walking With The Dead
Chapter 8: Walking with the Dead
The flatbed truck rolls slowly through the streets of the city, speakers blaring as J performs from its centre. Five armed Mona Lisas are also aboard, in case of trouble.
J’s recruitment jingle seems to go over well. People in the city are unaccustomed to hearing music much anymore, and the truck quickly attracts a following of impoverished and impressionable youth.
They occasionally have to re-route around packs of zombies, but the membership drive goes smoothly. They celebrate later at the Underground. The Mona Lisas are pleased with J and are happy to keep him under their protection. J feels a slight sense of security, a feeling he hasn’t experienced since it all started.
But his conscience is not clean.
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This was the 8th chapter of Digits‘ ongoing project In the City of the Dead, the story of journalist J and his struggle in the eponymous forsaken township sometime in the all-too-near future. The previous parts of the tale, of course all accompanied by a new song by Alt Altman’s synth-pop project, may be read over at 20JFG, Dummy, WAWSTSF, Listen Before You Buy, Silent Shout, Prefix, No Fear Of Pop and Exclaim (in this order).
Digits – Walking With The Dead [mp3]
Where do you live actually?
I live in london, for now. i may live somewhere else in europe soon
What is the last thing you ate?
A gigantic salad
What is your favorite word?
Franny and Zooey
Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
The Fiery Furnaces – My Mistakes
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
Ted Lucas – I’ll Find A Way to Carry it All
A song for relaxing on a beach?
Steve Miller – Fly Like an Eagle
Your sunday morning track?
Harry Nilsson – I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
What about Creative Commons?
I love Creative Commons! Cultural products are created in a social context and should in some ways belong to everyone.