A passerby took this photo of a suspiciously empty Sheriff Department bus in Northbridge.

“It was weird,” said the motorist. “It was empty and those things are usually full of prisoners.”

The Sheriff’s Department said it had nothing to report, that this was part of a new program they called “Catch and Release.”


Windhill City (link at right) has added more roads and is the recent winner of a driving award, the coveted “Oh Yeah Groove Music Drivey Slide Award.”

The Oh Yeah Groove Music Drivey Slide Award is an annual award, though the awarders of the prized trophy, a small record store in Glenbrook, have said that there are two this year.

“We totally are givin’ up two,” they told us. “We already gave one to the Prototype Tri-State {Prototype, Northbridge, and Glenbrook}, and now we’re givin’ it up to Windhill!”

“It’s a really fun urban environment,” said one traveler speaking of Windhill. “I also drive the backroads of Glenbrook, but if you like drifting, Windhill has some spots!”

Szym Tower in Northbridge (link) has reopened after finalizing interiors, thrilling the Prototype Tri-State area and the WBA.

“This is a huge development,” said WBA President Sketch Sun, back from week of meetings in the Prototype Tri-State area. “The Tower and the Convention Center are links for the world and put one of the biggest world economies on track for dominance.”

Szym Tower lives up to the hype with stunning views overlooking the extensive forests of Northbridge and Prototype and plenty of commercial space. Stores, hair salons, boutiques, office space, and even a TV studio have already found a home in the tower, and more is on the way.

“They’ve really put in all the things you need,” said a Museum of Forgotten Technology administrator visiting the Tower. “We’re thinking of holding the Museums Convention here, and if I get my way, we’ll also be eating here every night!”

Built by NTBI engineers and installed with Gentek and NBS equipment, the Szym Tower and adjoining Peter Nelson Convention Center are primed to handle conventions.

“The convention space can accommodate most trade shows,” explained Waterbank Marketing, a company that handles conventions. “Except for the ‘Big Booth Trade Show.’ Every convention center hates that one.”

The Peter Nelson Convention Center also has ample parking – something that other convention centers lack.

“Real estate is expensive,” said Grace Development Agency, “so a lot of meeting centers have almost none. The P. Nelson has lots of parking, and space. It’s a beautiful location.”

Everything has been arranged for in the complex, and the Prototype Transit Agency has been working overtime with planned bus and rail lines. “You can imagine how it’s going to be with rail access from Prototype and bus access from Glenbrook – it will truly be a destination.”

Naturally, a large convention will have hordes of hungry visitors, and the area is ready to serve.

“So, let’s go down the list,” said Waterbank Marketing. “Rodex, Larsons, and Yankee diners. Tahda Mart, Astaro food trucks, and a Michigan rated five star restaurant.”

The restaurant on the 22nd floor of Szym Tower is ready to serve discriminating guests that know what fork is right. Already the talk of foodies, the restaurant has earned a reputation.

“Oh yeah, it’s Michigan rated,” explained the Fugitive Lawyer. “The Michigan rating system is much more practical than the Michelin rating, too. When not being chased by police I intend to take my clients there. On their time, of course.”

Accessible from a driving-friendly road network, the Szym Tower and the Peter Nelson Convention Center can be accessed by the Prototype link at right, and a three minute drive east over the Prototype River.

Glenbrook Police are the latest to sign a deal with Tunisian Moon Coffee, a privately held company with a credit rating that makes Hakuso investors drool.

“It’s really embarrassing,” an investor told us. “But we just can’t control it. A public offering of Tunisian would be like an ice cream sundae after a tryst. I’m drooling just thinking about it.”

Glenbrook can be found through the Prototype link at right, and a drive past Szym Tower.

Yankee Truck Stop Rt. 8 ROXOIL, Zvjaginsev

Long haul truckers know something that your average driver doesn’t, and we caught several of these Kerouacs on the road, Route 8.

“The first thing you gotta know,” said one as he took a break from a DK Special at Yankee Truck Stop (link), “is where to stop. Yankee is the best stop and gas on Route 8 and you gotta stop.”

“It’s a slice of Jersey,” said another, “and the perfect place to rez.”

Another customer told his kids to stop using straws to shoot things and told us that the Disco Fries were the thing that made everyone in the family happy. “We always stop at a Rox stop if we can,” he said. “And the Yankee.”

A Park Ranger in Prototype discovered a body which turned out to be one of the fugitives from the East River New Year’s Heist.

“It was all crusty and gross,” said the Park Ranger, “and I really, really regret poking it.”

The body was taken into Prototype crime labs and identified as one of the suspects, though police will not release the identity to the press, citing an open investigation.

“We are trying to figure out what they were doing in Prototype,” Prototype Police told us. “We have a theory, based on the receipt we found on the body. Two slices of cobbler from Rodex Diner.”