Archive for October 28th, 2010

Theme Breaker: Listen

28 Oct

(This has nothing to do with literal translations of blood idioms, which is this week’s theme. I just couldn’t resist writing this after most of this happened to me on the way home today)

She ignored the warnings.

The slow-moving cashier who struggled with the plastic bag. The iPod, shuffling from “Take 5″ to “Living on a Prayer” while she drove. The funeral procession that forced her to wait through two light cycles. The driver going 30 in the 45 when she wanted to go 60.

They frustrated her, certainly. But instead of taking the moments to slow down, Instead of rolling with the direction she could have taken, she drove faster and more urgently.

She arrived at the dry cleaners just before closing. The man hiding the the semi-automatic rifle in his jacket held the door for her.