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PHQ-Nickname:
flo

Halfquake:
At The Heart Of It All

Level:
92

Total kills:
20,272,040

Birthday:
August 29th 1988

Loose.

Mood:pessimistic
Type:Story
Added:March 22nd 2007, 23:09:00
Visits:1290
Rating:Not rated yet.

Description:
My first attempt of a short story after several months. I was heavily intoxicated by lemon ice tea and mentally disturbed by Nurse With Wound music. The rather confusing and alternative attempts of Steve doing music, heavily influenced this piece of work. As always, it comes without warranty, and any error -- either gramatically or logically -- may be transfered into the possession of the finder.


*det-deeet-beep-daaat-dooot*
*clack-cla-ack*
*brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
*clack-cla-ck*
"Thank you for calling the Innsmouth criminal department. This is an
automated telephone system which aims to handle most of your
requirements. If, after using this telephone system, your question
is not answered, please come down to the Innsmouth criminal justice
department during normal business hours.
If you are calling from a mobile phone, please press 1. If you are
calling from a telephone box, please press 2. If you are calling from
a secret spy phone please press 3. If you are calling from something
else than previously stated, please press 4."
*deeeet*
"For general questions regarding laws please press 1. For refunding
issues regarding a parket ticket in error, please press 2. For
general court information, please press 3. If you believe you have
sighted a malediction, please press 4. If you have convicted a crime
yourself please press 5."
"Make your selection at any time."
*hroooooht*
*wraaaack*
...
*wreck-tshack*
"The system is waiting for your entry."
*beeeep*
"If you have commited a minor criminal action and are a citizen of
Inssmouth, please press 2. If you have commited a major criminal
action including rape, murder, harrassment, burglary or arson; please
press 3. If you have commited a criminal action, are not a citizen of
Innsmouth but have lived in Innsmouth for more than four years, please
press 4. If you have not lived in Innsmouth for the last four years,
please press 5. The system is ready to receive your input."
...
...
"The system is waiting for your entry."
...
*daaaaaaaaat*
...
"If you have not surrendered to the Innsmouth police department yet
and have clear plans to do so, please press 1. If you have reported
your crime to the police department, and have questions regarding on
how to fill out form 301A, please press 2. If you have filled out
form 301A, but have not yet reported to the local police department,
please press 3. If you have commited a crime before, and have filled
out form 301A before, please press 4, in which case you need form 303B
filled out and approved by your probation assistant. If you have
have not filled out form 301A, but served your time outside Innsmouth
at least once, in which case you must have your form 303B/2 filled out
and approved by your propation assistant, please press 5. If you have
not said from 301A please come down to Innsmouth police department
during normal business hours. Please make your selection at any time."
...
...
*hechhh* ..... *huchhhhh* ... *hechhhhh*....
"Please make your selection at any time."
*dooooooooooooot*
...
"The system is waiting for your entry."
...
...
*dooooooooooooot*
...
"If you have voted no on proposition * 143 but have filled out your
form 303B before the said proposition and have not send this form
to the police department, please press 2. If you are receiving mental
therapy, and have a relative solicitor please collect a notarized
waivor from said relative in triplicate to said form please press 3,
unless of course said relative is not a naturalized citizen, in which
case please press 4."
...
*siiiiighhhhh*
...
*kliiiick*
...
"Of course you must have your mental stability tested in the last
three years by a local psychatrist, in which case please press 6. If
you have not tested your mental stability in the last three years, or
have been declared as not fragile, and have voted yes on propostion *
143, and have a filled out form 301A, and have already reported to
the local police department, but never called in for inprisoning,
please press 7."
...
*klack-klack-klack*
...
"If you need instant help, please press 8."
...
"The system is waiting for your entry."
...
...
...
*beeeeeeeeep*
...
"The system is waiting for your entry."
...
*beep-beeeep-beeep-beep-beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*
...
...
...
...
"The system is waiting for your entry."
...
...
*tshpeeeeeng*
...
*beep-dooot-deeet-daaat-deeet-dooot-dooot-beeeeeeep-daaaat-deeeet*
...
*ploooooomp-plommp*
...
...
...
"This is Mr. Finsbury, Innsmouth Police Department. At your service.
How can I help you?"
...
...
...
"Hello? Anybody there?"
...
"Heeellooo?"
...
"Agh..."
...
*bep-bep-bep-bep-bep-bep*

Funnycreature
March 23rd 2007, 18:33:43
What is it?

flo
March 23rd 2007, 20:46:45
^^ ... Oh. That was the idea: To leave the rest to the reader. Though it is a bit tricky to figure out. I know, I know... my friends did not get it either in the first place.

LordAsriel
March 24th 2007, 02:41:31
I like it, it wouldn't be the first time someone died because of (this time electronic) burocracy. I don't understand where Innsmouth fits in though. Perhaps it is an indicator of the kind of damage the caller has felt? Like, the fishy kind? :p
Still, I find such formal record uncompatible with the Innsmouth I know.

My theory is that the caller comitted some crime, probably murder, because of the deep disturbance the environment caused on him/her. And before having to face another unspeakable horror he/she tried surrendering to the police. My bet is that one of those horrors showed up before he/she could contact a human voice.

flo
March 24th 2007, 21:22:53
Actually I wanted the city to have a name several people will associate "horror" with. Copying or cribbing Lovecraft -- I could just have put some town in Maine, the city were most of King's actions take place -- and was not my intent, though it helps to make the atmosphere a little bit darker.

And as always: The rest is up to reader :P

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