Pardon the silence at Literary Rapture on Friday afternoon. The internet connection suddenly failed. I called our service provider and performed some troubleshooting measures several times to no avail. Finally they informed us that the “local phone company” a.k.a Verizon had to come out and service the connection. Not to worry, though. The problem would be solved sometime before 7 p.m. on Monday. Ummm…that is a long time from noon on Friday.
We had suddenly fallen into a deep chasm beneath the earth while the rest of the world continued above us. Hardly any sunlight could penetrate our information-less prison. The sweet nectar of gossip and news that had coursed so freely through our internet cables suddenly went dry. We only had provisions for a few more hours before we would go into starvation mode. The situation was dire.
So we all left the office early.