There's been a prediction that Blue Town will fall into the sea and cease to exist. As a result, many of the locals are overdosing on happy pills and getting drunk on Black Dog beer. The town is increasingly descending into violence. Those with ‘prediction fear’ go to some nearby cliffs where they jump to their deaths.
Flynn is desperate to leave, but the locals think he’s a traitor for doing so. As Flynn’s mind is flooded with childhood memories, he recalls an incident at school when Barry Bulpitt the bully threatened him. ‘One day you’re gonna get it, Flynn. I’m gonna catch you’.
His numbered memories start to attack him and inflict physical pain. The town is not what it appears to be.