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Spring.

posted by neckro @ 24 February 2004 10:06 CST


The four of them stood silently in a circle, in the parking lot of the mall. Snow melted silently in patches on the curb. Off to the side in a grove of trees, birds chirped in the still morning air.

"It's so peaceful here," Jay remarked, smoking his cigarette. "I grew up in these suburbs. It's so different from the city."

"Yeah, but a shopping mall?" Jamie remarked. She shivered slightly as a short breeze blew past her. At the mall entrance, a family of three left the doors and made their way towards a lonely parked SUV.

"It doesn't matter," Jay retorted. "What could go wrong? There's no danger here, none whatsoever. Not even the rentacops care." He gestured with his cigarette towards a mall security truck parked along a curb, further down.

There was a brief moment of contemplation among the group.

Peter's hands retreated to the pockets of his down coat. "Remember when this place actually had life to it? When we were kids? Now it's a ghost town," he remarked. He removed a hand to indicate the mere dozen vehicles in the entire expanse of parking lot visible to them.

"Yeah," Jay nodded, stubbing out the cigarette. He had nothing more to say to that. He started across the lot, towards the trees. "Come on, guys. Let's go find something interesting."


Comments

OMG, new content?

Is this part of something bigger, Joe?

posted by rez @ 24 February 2004 23:16 CST


You know, you should update more often.

This is the only blog(like site) I really like to read, but it is also the least frequantly updated.

To conclude: MORE CONTENT JOE!

(I like yours to SB and beez (really!), but neckro is an artistè)

posted by GomiBushi @ 28 February 2004 13:56 CST


An artiste? Does this mean I have to kick my own ass?

posted by necKro @ 10 March 2004 10:53 CST


Hey Joe, let's go get expensive coffee, smoke fancy cigarettes, and discuss how incredibly dull everyone else is.

posted by rez @ 16 March 2004 2:27 CST


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