Today’s prompt is:
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Once upon a time two hundred and seventy years ago during The Pandemic Period, many industrious entrepreneurs realized they could get rich on taxpayer’s money by building complexes to house the pockets of noncompliant citizens who refused to take a government mandated experimental ‘medicine’.
Contrary to safety codes (and human decency) Containment Buildings sprung up everywhere and those ‘antivaxxer criminals’ were rounded up and imprisoned there. They were fed a constant barrage of ‘approved’ information and irresistible promises until some of them decided to comply. Those who ‘held out’ were ultimately left ‘in the dark’ until one day their caretakers came no more to their doors. Soon, desperate hunger drove them to break out. The most industrious ones “MacGyvered” their own escape then aided the others.
When they ventured out into daylight, they found no one, absolutely NO ONE, alive.
The now Free People escaped immediately into the forests distancing themselves from the carnage and were the ones responsible for rebuilding our civilization.
Nature had prevailed! The weak and unimaginative were culled from the rest. Our Forefathers never found out what actually had happened so a large variety of tales persist.
This is why you’re here and thriving today.