COME ONE, COME ALL!
EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBOR'S BASEMENT,
YOUR WORST ENEMY'S CLOSET,
AND YOUR BOSS'S DESK DRAWERS!
THIS IS THE WORLD AFTER THE ENDING--SNOOPERS WELCOME.
For everyone who loves to rummage through other's cluttered closets, musty basements, and dusty attics, the post-apocalyptic world would be (could be and maybe should be) a dream come true. A true fantasy land. Not the non-reality-only-in-our-twisted-imaginations-Narnia kind of fantasy. This is more of the yes-please-dashingly-roguish-Scottish-warrior-chief-ravage-away or the sure-you-can-give-me-a-gazillion-dollars-for-no-reason variety of fantasy. Something any decent snooper would love if only it weren't for part where pretty much everyone else dies.
Dani, survivor of The Ending, loves gossip. She doesn't love to gossip, she just cherishes the knowing that comes with listening and snooping. Secretly, she believes that her absent father is a spy and therefore had no choice but to abandon her pregnant mother before she was born.
But anyway, Dani's currently exploring a fancy-pants hotel in post-plague Portland and, yowza, there's a lot to explore. But here's the catch: without knowing the people, all of this snooping is way less exciting. Who cares if the occupant of room 314 had an adult-sized furry doggy suite in his closet or if the hotel manager kept a stash of artificial fangs in his desk? They are strangers and, most likely, dead strangers at that.
However, the lure of the forbidden, the draw of the places that hide other's most guarded secrets cannot be dismissed. If you found yourself sheltering in abandoned houses, could you resist the urge to peek in the closets? Have a little look-see in the basement?
Where would you be most excited to snoop?