NeighborHoods

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This morning I was on my way home from having breakfast with a friend. I was driving through this residential neighborhood when my car started making these weird spouting noises and started slowing down. I pulled over to the curb and tried to crank my car back up, but nothing happened. It didn’t even make a sound.

So I got out of the car thinking: hey, maybe someone in this neighborhood might be able to help me out.

I shut the car door, stretched and looked up at the sky for a minute. There was this bird. Beautiful and majestic, this bird surely was. As all birds are. This particular bird was very odd though. It wasn’t flying around or anything. It was just sitting up in the sky, frozen.

At least it wasn’t attempting to commit suicide. That’s progress, people.

It wasn’t just the bird that was frozen though. There was no wind blowing, no light breeze. Everything was completely silent, as if the world were frozen, or dead.

When I looked back down from th sky. I noticed that there was a man standing in front of every house in the neighborhood.

These men were all dressed in an identical fasion. They all had on long black robes and low hanging hoods. I honestly don’t know how thy could see with their hoods hanging so low. But oh, they could see. They could see me.

They all started walking towards me slowly; chanting in a language I don’t know.

I’d be lying if I said I weren’t frozen by terror for a second.

Still walking slow, so slow, thy pulled out these short blades. They were bronzen and had engravings in a language I didn’t know on the blade.

They all started to cut themselves and the sweet, sweet, scarlet blood poured from their bodies. So sweet. So scarlet.

I ran back to my car, got in, and turned the key like my life depended on it (because, it probably did). The car finally cranked after the third or fourth turn of the key.

When I looked back up at the road everything was engulfed by this sepia toned fog. So I drove. Well over the speed limit. I definitely did not hit many of the hooded men with my car. That would be like, a crime or something.

When I got out of the fog I looked in my rearview mirror and everything was gone. The men, the houses, the neighborhood, even the road was gone. there was this big hole in the earth where everything had been.

Bless that fog! Bless that saviour of my life! I just want to find it and thank it.

Also, if anyone sees a brownish, sepia toned fog DO NOT APPROACH IT. You probably won’t die, but you will cease to exist.

Today’s Quote of the Day is:

“You cannot look upon my face, for you have no eyes. You are but a shell, ragged and tattered. You think a heart will make you whole. You know nothing. You see nothing. You are nothing. Good.” – Anonymous

Thanks for reading.

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The Fog

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Today, I was at the supermarket buying groceries for me and my cat, Mr. Cottonfoot. When out of nowhere this woman rams her shopping cart into mine. I was all like: “Are you okay?” Checking up on her. You know, being the total gentleman that I totally am, and she just starts cursing at me (some people are just sooo rude). Then she just stops after a few seconds. She kind of does this half glance thing over her shoulder and just runs off screaming at the top of her lungs. She even left her shopping cart and everything.

Some people are just in so much of a hurry that they can’t even┬ástop to appreciate the simpler things in life: like birds, or clouds, or when you accidently cut your finger and beautiful, scarlet blood starts pooling out. So beautiful. So so scarlet.

Sorry, I’m digressing.

Anyway, I went to the checkout station. The cashier was nice. He kind of starred at me with this blank expression, his pupils had turned to brown sepia toned clouds and were fully dialated. But he did his job. I paid for my groceries and proceeded out the doors. After I packded my groceries into the car, I looked back up at the store and this thick fog had engulfed the supermarket. It was brownish – sepia toned like the young cashier’s eyes. Then the fog was gone and so was the supermarket. Weird right? It just vanished. Gone.

I’ve wonered about that fog.

Where did it come from?

Where had it gone?

Why was it only in sepia tones; why not like, grey? Or something exotic like orange or red?

I may never know the answer to these questions, but, surprisingly I’m okay with that. Maybe we all should be okay with being unable to fully understand some things. Maybe it’s for the better.

Thanks for reading, and today’s Quote of the Day is:

“I chant and I chant, the guttural phrases of my ancestors, but nothing will save me now. Nothing will save any of us. Time will surely catch up with us, and our souls will be forever circumcised from our bodies.” – Bill Shoemaker

Wow Bill! That was just beautiful.