By Buffy Bolivar
LOS ANGELES – Chaos continues to reign in the Greater Los Angeles Nations as birds attack bats, the Disney Lands take over Knott’s Berry Republic, and the Breach grows. The Amazings are set to arrive in Los Angeles tomorrow, bringing much needed help to a region that continues to get weirder by the day.
The nation known as Aviania has been blanketed by birds for the past week. From seagulls to pigeons to eagles, hawks, and condors, the skies have darkened over what used to be Irvine, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo. Over the last several days, the number of birds has doubled each day as they have appeared to form military divisions according to witnesses in nearby nations. Rumor has it that a wizard of some sort has holed up in the Mission San Juan Capistrano, just south of Mission Viejo. It is famous for being the springtime migratory home of the American Cliff Swallow, so it only seems natural that a birdtalker is controlling the birds from there, but so far, it’s still a rumor.
What’s not a rumor is the birds have been attacking the bats of Chino Hills to the north. Also known as Batsylvania, Chino Hills has been overrun with the flying mammals, but unlike Aviania, it doesn’t have a famous history of bats. Rumor has it that a coven of vampires got stranded in Chino Hills and took over, but again, it’s only a rumor. The bird-on-bat violence has riddled the land of both nations with hundreds of dead flying animals. Three battles have taken place over the past two days, and it’s not clear if either side has gained any advantage. But that seems to only be a matter of time as Aviania has replenished its ranks to almost full strength after each battle. No one knows what they’re fighting over or how to make the children stuck in these nations stop crying.
Nearby, the Disney Lands have crossed their border into the Knott’s Berry Republic and have all but crushed the competing amusement park-themed nation. Leaders from the Knott’s Berry Republic have long suspected that Disney would overtake them, but they figured their sticky jams, wild west themed guards, and Peanuts licensing rights would put up more of a fight. Sadly for them, Charlie Brown couldn’t defeat Mickey Mouse and the precise military strikes of the Disney Lands. A few leaders have managed to escape the invasion, but it may be only a formality at this point. The Disney Lands have seized control.
Yet the most disturbing development is several miles northwest. The Breach has grown. More people have been captured in its thrall, and they are chanting something different. “She is coming,” they chant. “She is coming,” they repeat continuously, as their eyes turn white. They do not say who “she” is or what “she” wants. All we know is “she is coming.”