2018 Sep 25
5 minutes: In a town like this
You could never be quite sure what was coming through or going out
. There was a lot of freedom due to the desire for creativity, though also some level of apprehension about just what would come out of that creativity.
If anyone had taken a survey, they would've found that the percentage of mad scientists
was slowly increasing. Perhaps it was something in the culture
or the rain. We couldn't be sure.
It was no longer considered a part of America
. It had moved so far off the deep end. But it was considered a valuable part of the country nonetheless. Like the black sheep nobody wanted to admit was in the family, yet you couldn't help but watch
everything they did.
And it was becoming increasingly wilder
and more innovative. We feared it would reach some sort of escape velocity
and leave the rest of the country far behind.