freewrite – 18nov2020

it started a few months ago. some of the signs had letter starting to fall off and just, not re-appear again. the letters became lost. it was just a few of the larger businesses at first, those who were able to easily replace such things, but as time went on, more became affected by the mysterious phenomenon. owners would walk outside and find letters scrubbed off of signs completely leaving nothing but white in their shadow. those were not as easy to replace, crude letters drawn with paint pens or sharpie became commonplace here. and even then, some of those became missing too. the letters seemed to be random as well. a police investigation was found but nothing came of it. if someone had a whole bunch of letters from signs it would be easy enough to find, wouldn't it? alas, it became a problem.

then one day, a break in the investigation. CCTV on the street had caught some kind of shadow taking an L from a church sign. A run was made but the figure had disappeared before anything could be done. how unfortunate...

and then, a few days later, a message appeared. this wasn't an ordinary message – it was large and it was right in the middle of town. and it was made up of all the stolen and rubbed off letters collected over the few months this figure had been roaming around.

“CLUB ANTHEMS ARE TAKING OVER YOUR WORLD – DON'T LET THEM PERCEIVE YOUR EARS ANY LONGER”

nobody knew what the fuck this meant.