A reading of some fiction that I’m working on. It’s experimental, so just for fun. ProTools SE, Sound Forge Audio Studio, Vegas Movie Studio HD, Illustrator, Photoshop
They say that if you want to be a really good agent, it helps to be slightly insane. Maybe they’re right. The official name is ‘Prohibited Industries Bureau’ but the people who work there call themselves ‘People In Black’. Everyone else calls them the P.I.B.
Multi-colored lights reflect in the wet streets at night. Downtown traffic, busy sidewalks, a cop car flashes its lights as a band of roadskaters hustle by. Street vendors add the smell of food to the rain-freshed air. Tires squish across the pavement, helicopters prowl the dark sky. A broken umbrella tumbles across the street, hurried along by the autumn breeze.
The back entrance to Home Office is underground. To get there you have to find the secret door in the alley off Fifth Street. Sometimes there’s a passcode, but then people forget it and get locked out in the rain. So they mostly don’t bother. If you know where the door is, they figure you know what you’re doing. Sorry about the hideous pain if you don’t.