Thursday, July 29, 2010
Exile On Main Street
The summer Mr. Anderson got arrested for molesting one of his fifth grade students named Brandy, Angela Dawn drove the Chicken Express delivery on through the streets of Mineral Wells every night as if it were an ambulance except that instead of flashing lights, a big rubber chicken had been fastened to the hood. People took the huge flapping chicken as a warning sign to get out of the way as Angela Dawn blared Exile On Main Street, a tape that had belonged to her dad Charles.
Angela Dawn had trained to be a lifeguard with her friend Em earlier that summer. During practice, she’d mostly laid on the backboard, a paralyzed victim amid the chaos of those trying to be careful with her as they did not know what her injuries were. She and Em passed the test, but didn’t get hired even though the manager, a middle-aged divorced ex-cop with three kids spent a lot of his time harassing them and telling Em, a pretty neurotic brunette who was working on a poetry cycle titled Irrational Fears, if she wanted to be a stepmother.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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