Welcome to Rocketown
"It’s called Rocketown because long ago they put up a building there in which to make rockets. But none were built, and the building’s now nothing, which is what it has always been, except for a fenced-off dank corner that was once used to store dilapidated fireplugs and is now a filthy day-care for the children of parents who couldn’t care less. All around Rocketown little houses went up when it was thought that the building would soon be full of people making rockets and hauling down impressive wages. They’re bad little houses, put up quick, and now all the people who were young and had hoped to work on rockets are old and doddering and walk by the empty building mumbling why why why."
- George Saunders, "Offloading for Mrs Schwartz," from his book CivilWarLand in Bad Decline.