Seen on the eastern edge of the UNLV campus at about 3:45 p.m, September 16th, 2013
Shao darts across Maryland Parkway, oblivious to the honking horns and screeching tires. The unseasonable rain had him fooled for a while, had him thinking that Las Vegas was a healthy place, but the today the desert finally emerged in full force; Shao can feel its harsh, sandy breath all over his skin. The cacti, green like an infant's sickness, stretch out to trap him in their prickly bed. He knows his floppy cap cannot protect him from the sun forever. He runs towards the edge of the city, but he stops when he sees them looming over the buildings--mountains. Dry-blood-red, impenetrable--he turns the other way--endless. Shao is surrounded on all sides. He sits down and prepares for death.
Still don't really know why this guy was running so fast. It is much hotter here now. I like it, though.