G.R.A.N.D.M.A is Watching – by Angela Di Paola (Adult)
Our Republic of Casia is an idyllic state hidden away from the world’s prowling eyes. A fairytale for some, a life-long quest for others, and a paradise for the proud few that reside here.
Dearest guests, we are so delighted that you found us. We know your journey here was long and difficult. We know the life you left behind was filled with hardship and pain. Rest easy. Your suffering is behind you now, and before you lies Utopia. Breathe in the soothing scent adorning the neighbourhood and exhale any fears and anxiety you may still be holding on to.
The legends are true. All are welcome here regardless of creed, race, or proclivities. Each encouraged to live the life they’ve always dreamed of, and everything needed to support that shall be provided. Each has their own home, complete with a spacious front porch, lavender garden, and of course a picket fence. After all, we respect your privacy.
Crime and poverty? Heavens no! G.R.A.N.D.M.A (Glorious Regulations And Nationwide Decency Maintenance Agency) is here to ensure that all residents are safe and happily living their most inspired lives. Look around, smiling faces abound!
You seem concerned. I understand. You’re wondering what happens to the infringers and disrupters? Nothing ominous I assure you. G.R.A.N.D.MA swiftly intervenes and restores the peace. The offenders are offered a chance to learn from their errors and either resume residency in Casia with a new appreciation of our peaceful lifestyle, or simply leave of their own accord.
You don’t need to worry about that. We can tell that you’ll fit right in. Please pick your new home. Unload and relax. Nothing bad ever happens here. After all, G.R.A.N.D.M.A is watching!