The Beginning, Number 1 – The Original 5 Minute Exercise

Wednesday 15 April 2009

AM. Still dark. No noise – wait – nearly no noise. There’s a cat screeching; another screeches back. Now there is no noise. 

Here is a roller door. A fluoro strip beams down. “PTERON: Tomorrow’s Company Today!” in big bold letters, says the door. To make its point a happy family picnic by a scenic pond. Beyond the pond is a metropolis city.

Now there is a noise – a soft noise – a louder noise – a noise louder still. A truck, a large semi, roars up to the door, beeping as it goes. The door is rolled open – bye bye! to the happy family as they rattle their way onto the scroll above.

14 to go …

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