Soot said nothing. I stared at the screen a moment in stunned silence.
You know, you could probably build a house faster, too, if you didn’t use any concrete, insulation, nails, roofing materials, tile, cabling or plumbing…and just leaned a bunch of boards against one another. Like a rook.
Off and into the dark recesses of my mind stretched an unending series of red flags into forever, flapping violently, harbingers of the forthcoming disaster.