Most politicians weren’t affected, but several celebrities – particularly artists and writers – were swallowed up instantly. For the majority, the new weight just dragged them down a few inches. One unfortunate woman was on the fifteenth story when the weight of all twelve of her lovers hit her; she fell through three floors and was declared dead on arrival.
In a lonely apartment, we found a bearded youth bumping gently along the ceiling. “Really?” we asked him. “No one at all cares for you?”
He shrugged, politely declining our assistance in getting down. We left him and waded outside and down.
Advent Ghosts 2014: The Stories
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