They Come (Case No. 59B26-AA)

CASE NO. 59B26-AA

DATE RECOVERED: 20.89.1453.12

ITEM NO: 534.0B IN THE CASE OF “THRONE VS. GLOWCOAL CONGLOMERATE.” PRESENTED AS EVIDENCE OF ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MINING EQUIPMENT.

OFFICER [redacted] LOCATED EVIDENCE #16 AT THE SCENE IN COTTAGE NUMBER EIGHT. THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT. THE BODY OF AN UNIDENTIFIED JUVENILE MALE WAS FOUND FOURTEEN FEET SOUTH IN THE SAME CONDITION AS THE OTHER VICTIMS EXCEPT FOR THE ADDITION OF WHEAT FLOUR ON HIS CLOTHES AND SMUDGED PENCIL LEAD ON HIS LEFT HAND. SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ARE AS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN.


I write this in the flourdust cuboard [sic] my mom used for baking stuff. When they find me and they will I think theyll just leave this here since people are all theyre here for and paper doesnt matter.

My name doesnt matter either. It never did and it never will.

I hoped it wouldnt be now. When I heard them last night from the internment across the field I pretended it wasnt real but sound carries at night around here especially in summer, and these sounds were so bad that even the bugs went quiet. Or maybe they just all flew over there to eat dead people, I dont know.

They come. Downstairs riping [sic] up furniture to find the last beating heart in this place and thats me.

They come for me.

I dont know why Im writing. The sound scraching [sic] pencil will give me away if my cry dont but I cant stop either. Theyre coming for my beating heart. Bcause [sic] of the mines. They need those hearts to runn [sic] the diggers.

I thought wed have longer. I thought Id grow up. I thought they wouldnt come for years. Nobody was old enough to die yet mom said. They only come when the oldest natural dies. Then they come, and they take our hearts.

I bet old Mr Torrance died first and started it. He was mean enough.

[SECRETARY NOTE: SUBJECT EVIDENTLY DISTRAUGHT. FINAL PARAGRAPHS BARELY LEGIBLE. POOR SPELLING RETAINED FOR RECORD. –Alma]

It doesnt matter. I woudlnt  even be here exept except as a heartmake for the diggers so I cant complain can I? Can I? Who carrs? Nobodys gong to sav us!

Somebod save us

Theyre up here upstars

I dont want to die I dont want


SECRETARY’S NOTES:

(1) THE CASE IS UNDER APPEAL, BUT THE POSSESSION OF PULSE DIGGERS PRECLUDES ABEYANCE.

(2) THREE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ATTEMPTED TO INCLUDE CONVICTION FOR BREEDING KIN VIA FEY-HUMAN RELATIONS FOR “DARK PURPOSES” (SEE APPENDIX C, “TENPLAY, JUDGE”) BUT WERE DISMISSED AS IRRELEVANT TO THIS CASE. REFERENCE NUMBER 5954587. -Alma

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