Raidergirl3 at An Adventure in Reading asks, "Where is reading taking you today?"
Welcome to my city. Twenty-five years ago it had been a thriving and successful place of business. In fact, the whole world had been on an upswing then. Technology was increasing. The economy was thriving. A new world had even been discovered that had the same life-sustaining properties as Earth. And just when everybody was feeling all positive about the future, the Great Plague swept across the world, and in a matter of weeks 40 percent of hunam life was wiped out. Dead and gone.
Those who survived continued on--I mean, what choice did they have? The world kept turning. They rebuilt, they had childre, but the world was sure as hell not the way it used to be. The city, once prosperous and filled with life, was now a sad and empty shell of what it used to be. (Countdown by Michelle Maddox)