Tuesday, April 05, 2005

reCAPPENING: Ghostopia, Chapters 1-5

(Note: As I mentioned in the chatterbox, this newly-introduced feature will be extremely useful for any of you who haven't been following the story lately, and yet are aghast at the thought of subjecting your eyes to TONS of words. Do note, however, that some of the "subtle details" in the story might be left out here. Will be tentatively doing one every 5 chapters, but that could change depending on the story.)

This guy Darren is at his graduation ceremony when he suddenly drops dead. Upon waking up, he finds himself in an odd room with only a bookcase. He finds out from a book in the case that he is dead, and is now in a new world called "Ghostopia".
In a state of shock, he "falls" through the bookcase into another room. There he meets Mortie, the gatekeeper of Ghostopia. After some banter and assigning Darren his GIC (Ghost Identification Code), Mortie sends him on his way to look for a job.
Darren then ends up in a marketplace. He approaches a boy selling newspapers for a job and surprisingly, the boy gives him the job instead. Cluelessly Darren takes up the job, and his first customer would be a girl called Katrina. (Kat for short)
Kat reveals that she died at an early age and has been in Ghostopia for a long time. In fact, her first job was similar to Darren's, paving the way for her current one: writing for the Ghost Times.
She then offers to help him sell some papers, leading us into Chapter 6.


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