Blink, blink, the clock stares back unmoving.
"Whew, it was just a dream."
"Bill 110-05: An ordinance to vacate..." the clerk's voice drones on down the list.
"Brian, stop your scribbling. Our agenda item is coming up."
Suddenly the crowded room slams into focus like a lens being handled by a rookie who doesn't know how to finely finess the macro. I look up from my doodling to see the other photogs sauntering up to the podium to turn thier mics on.
That's when it hits me.
This is Nightside.
Four hours of public comment and I wish I was dreaming!