A gender-nonspecific figure sits beside a hole in the ground. They have dark complexion and white hair, tattoos of bats flapping on their right arm, a teal crop top, black pants. They hold a thin, tall, branch like a staff. Atop it is secured a repurposed radio antenna, evoking an ornament, and a small bird has perched itself on this. Around the hole by the figure’s feet are scattered a notebook, some envelopes, a pen, and a smart phone. On the screen is a single word balloon with the question mark symbol inside. A laptop sits at the opposite end of the hole, a “new-mail” alert dinging in the bottom corner. Next to it stands a mallard duck, casually looking across at the figure. From the hole three twisting, wispy word balloons rise from the darkness like smoke.

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