Carnival flyer on Seattle telephone pole

Red and blue lights strobed onto a Seattle telephone pole making it look like a modern artist's Christmas tree. A poster stapled to the tall post advertised a "never-before ride experience you won't forget, hypothetically impossible, one-two punch of wonderment" traveling carnival's visit to the coastal metropolis. Wailing sirens, screeching tires, and radio chatter pierced the Pacific Northwest fog as fire trucks and patrol cruisers converged at a jewelry store that had been damaged by a fiery explosion.

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