Saturday, May 27, 2006

What happened tonight (Words, no sentences)

11 p.m. tonight. Dark. Quiet. Working. Desk. Computer. Pages. Editing. Layout. Same old same old.

Pages 2, 10, 11, 12 done. Steady progress. Weather report. Files. Download. eMac. Eudora. InDesign.


Cat. Window. Moths. Paws. Lunge. Playing. TV in background. Snoring dogs. Purring.

Man’s castle. Comfortable. Cozy. Safe. Home.

Grungy.

Strange sounds. Screeching tires. Revving and roaring engines.

Getting louder. Pedal to the metal.

ROARRRRRRRRRR!

Talking. Yelling. Profanities.

SCREEECCHHH. ROAR! ZOOM!

Drag racing?

Open door. Investigate. Neighbors. Talking. Excited. Across street. Over fence. Listen....

“Marks in road...” Pointing. “Gas station.” “Followed.” “Almost hit me.”

Young man. Agitated. Scared. Disappears.

Lights out. Inside. Me too.

Mystery.

11:10 p.m. Scanner. Call. Anderson Avenue.

Followed. Threats. Blue truck. Drunk driver. Booze breath.

Dangerous?

Cop cars. Lights. More talk.

Suspect. License plate. Name. Address. Description. Directions.

Located. Questioned.

Scanner: Code 4. Not as reported.

Confusion. Questions. No answers.

Mystery.

Computer. Screen. Keyboard. Write. Lazy. Break time. Experiment. Fast. On deadline. No sentences. Words. Type. Post. Blog.

End.

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