Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wilfred/Killer Joe

Seen on the Red Line to the Loop at about 5:35 p.m.


Wilfred smiles politely at the other passengers as he boards the red line train. He is on his way back to the city after attending an absolutely delightful lecture on Oscar Wilde at Northwestern University. His bag is full of books. With his fedora, round glasses, and perfectly curled mustache, he is the literal portrait of "a gentleman and a scholar."

When he steps onto the platform at Jarvis, however, a change comes over him. His smile turns into a cynical smirk. He pulls off his glasses, and, despite the unseasonable chill, rolls up his sleeves to reveal arms slathered in tattoos. He pulls on his earlobes to make sure the thick gold rings are still in place; he then flips down his septum piercing from inside his nose. He struts down the block to the place where he parked his precious hog. Killer Joe is heading to O'Malley's for a meeting of the notorious Horsemen of the Apocalypse biker gang. He's the secretary. He makes sure his minutes book is tucked safely in his bag, and finally hits the road.

I don't really like how this story turned out. Oh well.  This guy just really looked like two different people in one. I do, however, like the idea of biker gangs having secretaries who keep minutes. I hope that's true. 

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