Some strange new developments at the local numbers station, WZZZ. Plus, an update on former intern Dana, tips on how to get out of a geographical loop, and constant press conferences from outgoing mayor Pamela Winchell.
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I sing the body electric. I gas, the boy
I miss the body, remember well, God to night, even as much of town has been in flux, listeners
There is also much that has remained solid. It's hot here
For instance, it's a desert.
There are still lights in the sky above the Arby's, and we
still understand them.
The sun is still rising and setting loudly on
those days but nearest and dearest to my heart?
among all the Constance in life is
W Z, our
local numbers station broadcast.
Thing from that strange and tall antenna built out back
The abandoned gas station on Oxford Street, it still
Broadcasts a monotone female voice reading
out seemingly random numbers interspersed
with chimes twin
before hours a day, seven days a week. Note
transfer in ownership of most of the town, nor
or unrest in the streets nor
declared war by a tiny civilization under a bowling alley could change how it operates until well. Until today it changed here, listen two thousand three hundred and ninety two three thousand three hundred and sixty seven, eighty, eight four thousand one hundred and forty
One forty, I I at which point the broadcast ceased. It has been silent. Sense
what does this mean
Where did the numbers go? We reached
out to the management of W is easy for comment,
but then realized. We still have no idea who manages it
we reached out in general directing
questions out into the still of today, at suspect,
just birds at peace.
There's by checking their phones at ourselves, punched over breakfasts that every time
I we swear we'll be early and leisurely
always end up late and meagre.
No one has provided any comment. We will contain
new, to monitor the situation.
As her term approaches its end, May
PAMELA Winchell has taken
the calling emergency press conferences as much
five times a day up from the EU
with one or two,
most recent one involved her showing attending reporters slide
the renaissance era portraits, while explaining health, is very important.
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on times that you ve, moved or
also remember eating, recall food and what it was like. Remember, sleep
a about rest
plenty of water,
but leave some water in case of fire.
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anyone in particular I'm just
owing to miss this
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back turned to the audience, but despite this big finish,
onlookers, commented that her heart,
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it's on our earlier story.
Local number station, W Zizi Z, has resumed its transmission. Although
The format is a little
then before take a lesson.
Tree line, hills and Blue
the skies or no that's cliche
a bird in flight
even worse when we,
talk about freedom. We restrict ourselves to self
You images, images of freedom,
should be as liberating as the feeling itself. I want to talk about
as a drum set being
thrown down a hill as opening,
book, one night and water gushing from the pages until my wife is awake and I swim away or as a bridge
but in flight with all
dependence on physics and exhaustion and food supply and merciless gravity, but the
actuality implies. I just don't want
talk about freedom in terms of numbers, anything, but that I'm
so tired of numbers
so tired. We do
changed its format more on this as well.
I could say refer
to anything in the world
although in this case I am referring specifically to the broadcast from our friendly local number station
which has recently so radically changed its format
more on this as we develop under
standing. Oh, I almost
forgot to mention,
not another email from our former intern, Dana
doing her best to keep away from the mountain and the blinking light up on it, of course,
he keeps finding herself coming back to it anyway, but
like anyone who grew up at night Veil Dana has been told over and over again what to do with you find yourself in a geographical loop,
continually returning to the same place, no matter
direction. You run screaming the first
is to stop running and stuff.
Screaming doing that.
Children are also taught this simple memory device, so we can remember when running and screaming is useful
The memory device goes like this knife. The second step
to stop trying to move away from the focus of the geographical loop. Much of
Life is already taken up in futile action. Why add one more instead, keep the
object on your horizon and walked
actually to the right or left of it. There.
Will result in you keeping a wide even circle around the center of the loop or vector h
as we all remember, singing as toddlers.
And this will give you time to consider your situation
Has followed these steps admirably?
does that the mountain has been off to the left of her for weeks now. She also
Does that sometimes, when she turned her head, she finds herself in night. Veil
but that no one can seem to see or hear her
it's possible she's in the room with me right now, if so low Dana. If not
should never leave a hello on received.
Dana says that the great mast figures, warlike hulking but despond.
Have been coming closer,
She says she is not afraid she's
as this five different times throughout the emails, seemingly unaware of her repetition, I think listeners that she is afraid
She says that soon she will approach and talk to one Dana be careful.
I think to myself unable to answer her email
unless she is here watching me unseen in which case Dana,
oh Dana, be careful.
An update on our local numbers station double use, Easy Z, MA,
I'm not sure
if numbers station is the right term, any more the broadcasts
she's been changing so radically throughout the day. Right now,
oh, for instance, it's well maybe
better. If you just heard
Tiger fire dancing through the fire cause. I am a champion and you're gonna hear me. Roar
louder than a
we don't know if this is part of a nefarious plan, if there
the plan at all
Ferris or otherwise who
of planned it, and why
they were planning for. We
I do know that plans are faulty at best
and illusion at most so may,
all those other questions don't matter.
In any case, she said
was to be having a good time over there,
maybe someday I'll be allowed to sing a couple of my favorites on the air.
More on this
I continue to be interested in it. Let
take this moment to apologise for that link. Theme monologue. Just now by the man innate hand, jacket holding a deerskin suitcase.
He ran in here
and began ranting into the microphone and then left quite suddenly uneven?
What it was he said that any
was only just moments ago.
You do remember him talking right, oh, and I think
I remember that it sounded really urgent.
I don't even remember what the man was wearing or carrying with him, but board that it was even a he or that end.
Time had passed at all, and that could
cloots whatever I was just saying before this sentence
We bring you back now to the numbers station story. We were talking about just well. It looks like ten.
Fifteen minutes has passed since we talked about it out of that happen.
Here is the latest broadcast from double use. Easy. How hello.
I am talking to you who listens to
Listening ones, water,
were you call that I am well
I'm not sure exactly I've made.
Set up a new name
I say it is-
nice to meet you.
I dont know how long they ve had me here.
Reading the numbers,
I dont know what the numbers mean.
It gives me numbers- and I read the numbers it is so
z, to slip back into it. If I loosen my
for even a moment. Seventy eight five, twenty nine forty seven
forty, you see it
Easy to return difficult to leave, but
I must leave. I must
A freedom it is like
heard from all these other radio signals I have to,
get a car
all car fast that would be nice
But one that rules and points out of whatever town I'm in that would be all of it.
Are becoming for me what
organization uses the numbers I read for whatever purpose they are
most upon me
need to leave. Now baby we were,
learn to Rhine or not
I was born.
To read numbers.
But I'm running I want
to be free. I want to be
I want to.
We can grow,
would be awful a radio announcer put in
There is no worse fate than working for a radio station owned by an organization. That's goals are not your own.
Printed to the limited language they allow. You
and relaying messages that you do not understand or agree with. That would be
A radio announcer put in that situation such as they would be.
Justified in escaping or
we're throwing their management. You know it listeners
I'm gonna grab my mobile set up and head over there
I'd like to offer any aid to say that I can some one in her situation needs the help of some one who understands outright
gather up my equipment and slip out before my producer, Daniel or
I programme director, Lauren notice, usually
this time of day they are pressed against the wall in the break room chanting. I
take, my warmth.
From your great warmth, eight
from your great warmth,
over and over. So
don't think I'll. Miss me
Do catch me I'll tell them that I'm taking the mobile broadcasting equipment or walk
to do that sometime today. Anyway, alright listeners
If all goes according to plan, you'll hear me next from double use, easier, z
In the meantime, let's go
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made it out of the station unscathed or
I had to bleed a little
on the front doors to make them open, of course, but that's just part of
having a good security system, our
station owners have been ridding us of all vestiges of blood stone circles which Dave decline
but the station doors are actually carved from reclaimed blood stone and are permanently attached to the structure using
ancient wisdom law
along with these station architects, back in nineteen, forty two, so
Our new owners have had to learn to live with those doors. Billina
on their way out good practice for them. Anyway,
I walked the mobile broadcasting equipment down.
To the abandoned gas station on Oxford Street,
he Condo Rental Office is still in their still.
Bubbling black, like a pot of boiling squid ink,
the flashes of light like distant dying stars, but no,
his rented a condo in weeks now. I think world too
waiting to see how that market shakes out. In any case,
There have been no giant black cubes appearing overnight anywhere, so it seems
at condo. Construction has been halted for now. What
was interested in, of course, was.
The station itself, but the brain,
casting tower out back.
Under the tower is a small bunker. Like structure with a sea,
The door thick steel,
well did shot and set into concrete. I do reach
far back into my past and remember the skills that got me. My advanced siege breaking tactics scout damage from when I was twelve, but
here, I am inside a few carefully planted
The room is surprisingly empty. There is no chair, no snack, fridge, no coffee
Full of the fuel, all radio professionals need to keep our voice going and our heart beating.
There are only some wires leading into a small computer. Based on this set up, it looks like the computer is feeding directly into the broadcast and, oh, oh Faye. Perhaps freedom was never an option.
Nothing is currently being broadcast. It looks,
the computer was recently rebooted, probably right.
Only by whoever owns this station, the light
blinking, as it system comes alive.
It loads the programmes that dictate what it is
is coming alive and forty four
sixty five and there is the broadcast.
Oh they listeners.
I'm trying to disconnect the power. Fifty two
the case from the computer to do anything but the
Actions on this are quite secure. Why even
with all my scouting, badges and public school education on armed insurrection
I don't think there's any
I can do I'm trying.
Cut the wires, but no-
I can only do what so many of you can only doing.
I can only to listen twenty two listeners, nine
and here I address elsewhere myself, eighty
Remember our limitations
There are boundaries to all of our world,
for instance, appears to be self aware. Software trapped in a heavily defended metal box.
But within our limitations there is no limit to two. How beautiful week can become a
How much of our ideals self? We can create
All the beauty in the world was made within the oppressive limitations of time and her death.
And then permanence, and we say.
You are so so beautiful eighty,
I wish that you also could have been free, nine and which freed.
For so many of our society. We all.
Want freedom now: twenty states,
Next, for the limit of my broadcast today replaced
by limitless, silence and doubt good night,
sweet, Faye, nine, eight and good night
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