Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rock; Eddie

Rock: Seen at Fizz Bar & Grill at about 11 p.m., May 21st, 2012

The light shimmered and slid over Rock’s tan chest when he laughed. He had unbuttoned his shirt more than was conventional in a non-tropical setting, but that was his intention. The lower the V, the higher his confidence. His ex-girlfriend said it made him look smarmy. He didn’t care; she was entitled to her opinion. Rock felt that his fashion choice helped to expose his deepest desires. When those girls on the dance floor glanced his way, with their strong legs and their bouncing breasts, he hoped they’d be able to see his heart beating for them beneath his skin. 

Eddie: Seen on the Brown Line to the Loop at about 11:40 p.m., May 21st, 2012

I told him it was because I just moved here, but really it’s because I hate hearing about all that stuff. War, anti-war demonstrations, political violence in general. It makes me sick. I think people get off on it. Even the protesters. They want things to turn violent. It’s exciting for them. You wanna know the secret to world peace? Don’t talk about any of that crap. Don’t give credit to it with your words, or even your thoughts. Burn all the books and articles about it. Then we can all move on, and it’ll be like it never existed.   

Did you notice that both these stories are drabbles? I am on a roll today! 

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