I pass four cinder-packed used-car lots;

  • I pass four cinder-packed used-car lots; a shabby concrete garage, the dead earth in front of it littered with rusting car parts and old tires

  • . This was a thriving metropolis until the Hippo Stampede of '01. You could still see bite marks in an abandoned Pontiac Aztec, where the rebellion had begun. A hippo was gipped on

  • some orthopedic shoes. The insoles wore out after only a week &the salesman didn't give a refund so she got the rest of the hippo herd & they ran amuck. Now it's a ghost town.

  • It was cavernous and empty, like a JCPenneys or the contents of Justin Beiber's skull. Luckily, the orthopedic shoes allowed for

  • easy shuffling thru the vacant corridors of my soul. It hurts when people are nice. He spent a drunken night complimenting me & asking to hang out. Next day, he blocked me on IM.

  • Tortured souls we were...both of us...wracked with shame & consternation for that which we were powerless to control. A wooly worm crawled down my face. It was a sign! I texted him

  • Meet me in the garden underneath the lemon tree. Somehow we have to get this under control. Suddenly the worm took a u-turn and crawled around her nose and up

  • through her nostril. The worm got stuck and sort of hung there. She didn't seem to notice and I felt too awkward to say anything so we just parted ways. Hours later, we met and

  • she had another worm coming out of her ear. I put down my cloth napkin and pointed casually at her face. "You umm.. got something there." Her response. "BRRRAAINS!!"

  • A month later, when I stood trial for blowing my sister's head off with a shotgun, I was acquitted when a member of the jury had also turned out to be a zombie in training. Go me!



  1. m80 May 20 2015 @ 01:22

    Wh-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-t? This is......I'm speechless!

  2. m80 May 20 2015 @ 01:23

    (and I mean that in a good way.)

  3. SlimWhitman May 20 2015 @ 03:05

    The the ghost town is now inahbited by zombies... and texting wooly worms?

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