“Undergrounders – IV” / Memorable Fancies #605

     Something completed the old Second Avenue subway line, and other lines were extending themselves too. One reached as far as Stamford; others west, then south. And now it wasn’t just subways, but water leading from reservoirs into the cities, power mains, other tunnels.      There is a Thing digging new tunnels. The public seemed pleased with the situation; they could commute into the city more quickly now, and the water pressure had increased. But our leaders had nothing to do with it … [Read more...]

“Overs and Unders” / A Memorable Fancy #341

Ever since we Overgrounders discovered the Undergrounders – the “Unders” – relations have been tense. Here are just a few of the current problem areas: # Some of our subways run through the Unders’ territory – they catch rides on top of our trains, a very dangerous thing to do and they leave messy footprints, too. # Unders pull our crops deeper into the earth, harvest them – Overgrounder farmers poke sharp sticks into the ground to try to get the Unders to stop. # We asked the … [Read more...]