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Haze of the Day #1839

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Haze of the Day #1839

As I sat by the window, eating a bagel and a book, I noticed that the sunlight had shifted to an odd amber-red color, unnatural and a little ominous. Outside a thin grey haze was obscuring the more distant reaches of the campus, and the more I looked the more I became aware of a burnt scent in the air, which throughout the day reminded me of nothing more than jack o’lanterns roasting from within.

It turned out to be a distant wildfire, possibly strengthened by the blustery weather, whose smoke had drifted across the entire bay area. Even the normally stale lab air was flavored by the distant blaze, and the world outside looked like it was bracing for the beginning of another mass extinction.

But the sky has cleared and for now we are still breathing. Colder days are coming, so perhaps the fires have spit their last sparks for the year.


Written by Umbrella Man

October 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

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