A SMALL TOWN
In seven weeks a comet will destroy the town of Laburnum Creek but its inhabitants refuse to leave.
Folks in neighbouring towns say there’s something in the water in Laburnum Creek. People there are either born strange or they drink in the strangeness after they arrive. It’s unkind but maybe it’s also true, because you’d think that when people hear a comet is on a collision course with their town they’d pack up and move out. But the folks in Laburnum Creek want to stay put. What could cause such a mass delusion? A cult? Mistrust of the government? Maybe it’s just so damn lovely that dying really is preferable to leaving? Investigative journalist Laura Tanner wants to find out. And if she gets to soak up the natural beauty of one of the nation’s prettiest national parks in the last few weeks before it gets obliterated, well that’s a bittersweet little bonus.
As you guide Laura through Laburnum Creek’s lakes and forests you’ll meet curious characters and have outlandish encounters that will make you question what is real and what is illusory. Your choices will shape Laura’s professional project, her journey of personal discovery, and at key points even transform the world around her. Are you ready to go into the woods with Laura and uncover this sleepy little town’s big secret?