The Thing In The Snow By Sean Adams EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Authors: Sean Adams
- Publish Date: 3 January 2023
- Language: English
- Genre: Absurd Fiction
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 1 MB
- Pages: 276 pages
- Price: Free
There are only two others on the caretaking team I supervise: Gibbs and Cline, each I’d estimate about ten years my junior. The thing we take care of is a
sprawling building called the Northern Institute, located in a remote region where the snow never melts. I cannot say exactly where. I fell asleep just ten
minutes into the helicopter trip here several months ago, and when I awoke shortly before our arrival, all I could see was an endless expanse of white. The
Northern Institute had, for a long time, been a lively research facility. Now, having been stripped of its research budget, it is merely a facility.
halted and the researchers were evacuated, Kay crunched the numbers and deemed it cheaper to hire a small team to look after things than to make the
anticipated repairs were the building simply left vacant untilresearch could resume.
And so here we are, the three of us, in my office, drinking coffee, preparing for Friday’s work. Outside, a harsh gust howls across the snow’s surface.
“Windy out there,” I say. “Even worse last night.”
Cline does not respond, but instead looks out the window.
“I come from a windy place,” Gibbs says, “so I’m fairly used to wind. But yes, it was very windy.”
I leave a moment for Cline to contribute to the conversation, but he continues gazing out the window, his eyes thinning to a squint.
“It was whipping so intensely against the walls,” I say to Gibbs, “I barely got to sleep.”
Gibbs’s grip on her coffee mug tightens just slightly. “If you’re too tired, and need the rest, I’d be happy to oversee things. For the day, at least.”
“That won’t be necessary,” I say. “I’m not tired.”
“But you said you barely slept.”
“I said I barely got to sleep,” I say. “Once I did, I slept quite well.” Which is not true. I slept terribly, but I will not admit as much, definitely not to Gibbs.
Something to know: It is not required that I, as supervisor, make my office available for coffee and light socialization each weekday morning before work
begins. This I do of my own volition, in the spirit of generosity. But Gibbs and Cline don’t seem to realize this. Perhaps, if I’d wanted recognition, I should
not have opened my office for coffee and light socialization on our first day here. Perhaps I should’ve waited a week or two and then said, “Hey, how about
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