The strange white tower stood higher then anything else in town. Whilst it was being built, people stared in wonder then thought if the alarm would truly work.
The mayor held an opening ceremony but that was a flop. Who would want to celebrate the turning on of a machine that was so experimentally? Especially, when there was so much danger in the streets.
Gradually, a month later, people’s minds were beginning to change. It had been weeks since the last reported zombie entering town had been shot. So maybe, the high pitched alarm was keeping them all away after all?
(Inspired by; https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/10/17/19-october-2018/ with thanks).