A dirty and stained A4 sheet of paper, printed with purple images and text in a monospaced font. A logo including a sun, with an ocean wave cresting inside it, in a shape vaguely reminiscent of a tongue ringed by sharp teeth. A large headline reading Last Resort News Report with the tagline Where Else Would You Want To Be? and the date January 27th, Year 2.
Body text, headline in all caps: Good Riddance
Some of you no doubt saw the hand-painted posters put up by Anya Willis of Cabin 17. Unfortunately, a search for the doll in question not only wasn’t successful, it in fact revealed that her most precious possession had been used for firewood by her father, Derek. As this was his third censure for abusive acts, the council voted in an emergency session that he be ostracised and sent beyond the outer wall. He was provided with the usual farewell kit and was last seen heading south.
The necessary changes to schedules and passwords have been propagated, so make sure you check with your watch captain if you are rostered for patrols, and even if not, memorise the new challenges!
A new doll for Anya will be put together by the carpentry team, so if you have bright paints or any other useful ornaments, get in touch!
New column, headline in all caps: Firm Foundations
Our new wall, and the homes and storage spaces built into it, is finally being built! A lot of the timber needed is still drying under canvas, but this Monday, just before we sat down to type up the Report, carefully prepared tree trunks were lowered into deep holes and secured with stones and sand, outlining where the wall will run.
Most of the next stage will have to wait for after the harvest, but by winter we ought to have a new outer barrier for the Resort, and new watch posts closer to the farm, too!
Headline in all caps: Safe From All
Finally, a gentle reminder. Ostracism is a serious step that is reserved only for those who have shown that they can’t or won’t change a pattern of hurting others. We’d much rather help those people stay with us, so if you or someone you love is engaging in harmful acts regularly, let the council know! We’d rather offer support than exile, if you really want to change!