On November 8 2015 the daily create assignment of DS106 (TDC1400) is to make the start of a story using the following text to start with: “The story of that remarkable green bottle that was found a month ago by a little boy and his dog in the nearby”.
Here below you can read my submission for that assignment.
The story of that remarkable green bottle that was found a month ago by a little boy and his dog in the nearby beach was still in her head.
At first Nancy had given it not much attention when she read it in the newspaper. That was over four weeks ago now.
She somehow knew that she had seen that green bottle before. If only she could remember where she and seen it.
While she took a last sip of her espresso her thoughts went on. The bottle was empty, the newspaper said. The lid had come off, and what ever was in it was now dispersed in the water of the Blue river.
One week after the little bottle was found, the number of people suffering from dangerously high fever went up with 300% in Elswhere, the neighboring town just 3 miles further downstream. Already 16 people died. 25 were still in hospital. There was no sign that this situation would improve in the coming weeks.
Was this just coincidental? Could it be that it had to do with what was in the green bottle?
Nancy knew she wouldn’t give up until she had a proper answers to all her questions.
She put on her coat and stepped out of her apartment, ready for another day at the National Health Investigation Bureau.