Alarum II

by Jonah

The alarm went off again this morning. It’s not loud enough to wake you up immediately. Your brain just starts being overloaded by the constant repetition. We kept earplugs by the bed, but the pillow over my bad ear worked again for me, and I think Berck was too out of it to care, though he did mumble something about it.

The note was still on the little clip by our neighbor’s door today…along with a business card for the U.S. Census Service, a representative of which knocked on our door sometime last week and asked if we had any idea where our neighbor was.

So this evening I taped the note to the doorknob. But I haven’t heard her come home. I guess we’ll be waking up again this morning.

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