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Five Days (Part Two)

How many times have we sat in front of our televisions, comfortable and safe, watching as apocalyptic visions play out in popular dramas and film? It may be that when world's end comes it will unfold in ways wholly unexpected. Here for your consideration is the second part of a story about friends confronted with a world thrown into chaos, and what they do to survive it.

Day Four

Handles 4.30am
Grim. You there?

Grim
Still on the move. Trying to find a way.

Handles
What's happening.

Grim
Way more dangerous than I thought. Soldiers everywhere. Mobs of people on the streets.

Grim
Found heaps of survivors in a bowling alley.

Handles
What are they doing?

Grim
Just laying low. Waiting for a chance to get out.

Handles
Have you heard from Henry?

Grim
Nothing for a while.

Handles
Any sign of the Army getting out yet?

Grim
None. Seen helicopters overhead and there's been a series of big explosions to the north.

Grim
Pretty sure that there's fewer of them where you are.

Grim
Are you at the carpark?

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Five Days (Part One)

How many times have we sat in front of our televisions, comfortable and safe, watching as apocalyptic visions play out in popular dramas and film? It may be that when world's end comes it will unfold in ways wholly unexpected. Here for your consideration is the first part of a story about friends confronted with a world thrown into chaos, and what they do to survive it.


Day One

Grim 10.30am
Handles. Turn on your TV.

Handles
I'm busy. What is it?

Grim
Turn on your TV. You're not going to believe it.

Handles
OK. Its on. What am I looking for?

Grim
Channel 6. Breaking News.

Handles
Those rumour mongers?

Grim
Just do it!

Handles
Holy Shit!

Grim
What did I tell you.

Handles
WTH?

Grim
They thought it was a case of road rage. But then one of the guy's starts eating the other guy's arm.

Handles
Where is this?

Grim
The bridge on Macauley Road.

Handles
Where are the cops?

Grim
That's the thing. Just watch.

Handles
What are they doing?

Grim
Just watch.

Handles
Geezus Grim. You could have warned me.

Grim
Hey. I…

Loophole

Life is never completely safe or straightforward. Even the most mundane of tasks can bring with them a possibility of danger, a chance that a small misstep might lead to disaster. Here for your consideration is the tale of an ordinary train journey, an everyday commute that turns abruptly into something dark and menacing. Given the same choices what would you do?

Harrington
Hey Bron. Get those files I sent?

Bron
Yes Harry. Had to change the clause on liability but we're good to go.

Harrington
Great. Meetings at 20 past. Clients are motivated.

Bron
Make sure Willis has the new folder covers. Get Jean to meet them at the door.

Harrington
Consider it done.

Beth
Hi Bron.

Bron
Anything I can do?

Beth
Need taxi vouchers for the new interns. Can't find them.

Harrington
I got them. They're on my desk. Just need Helen's signature.

Beth
Great. Sorted.

Bron
Should only be 35. Train's on time.

Harrington
See you then.

Unknown
Is that Bron?

Bron
Who is this?

Unknown
A friend.

Bron
A friend would tell me who t…