An Urge Ignored Often Easily

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The key slipped with a click into the ignition and turned, causing the machine to offer a dull wheeze before roaring up to life. It was the middle of the night, the upholstery smelled like stale cigarettes, and had a few round burns in its seats to match. The hotel wasn’t far, only about nine miles from the suburban apartments built decades ago, where people went to exist and not to live. The streets were empty, and each red light rendered itself green for the old metallic chariot barreling down Dell Avenue. The cigarette butt flicked out of the top of the window with the left hand while the right fiddled with the console radio, a mixture of trying to find a station and trying to punch the ability to receive signals into it. Bad wiring, he thought, was the cause for a lot of the world’s problems, from car stereos to lunatics with little girls kidnapped and tied up. And the thing about bad wiring that he liked is that you didn’t have to be an expert to make it work. Sometimes it just took a few punches in the right spots to get the desired results.

  1. Carl says:

    Good stuff again.

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