Behind the Adventuretech Mnems building, the wind had created bizarre sculptures from the most recent few snowfalls. A flat white snow shelf hung out over the back of the building a couple of feet, a glittering prong spiked out from the gap between our shop and the wall that separated it from the hospital laundry next door, and a drift created a scoop shape that led right to the shop’s rear entrance as if some unseen force had conspired to help me slip in undetected and poke around the shop. Either that, or the taggers with their sights on my back door had gotten their prayers answered. The tracks in the snow weren’t exactly fresh, but they were new, as of the last big storm—as was the illegible scrawl spray-painted across the metal security door.
-The Persistence of Memory, Mnevermind Trilogy Book 1