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When the comet hit, the town lit up like a Christmas tree.
The town had never looked so good. The toy store literally shone as it disintegrated into a million particles and the biggest store in town, Cooper’s What Not Emporium, sparkled like a thousand sparklers as it burnt to the ground.
We were left wondering what to do about the gigantic hole in the centre of town.
It took four days before the fires were extinguished and another four days for the town to come to grips with the fact that Christmas was going to be a different this year.
The Mayor met with the council who met with the Disaster Committee and in turn met with the sub-committee of the Disaster Committee and all concluded that a disaster had occurred.
There was untold excitement among the community as it was the first time in remembered history that any branch of the Town Council had actually made a decision.