By Mike Faloon
Things just came together today. Maggie and Sean were in and around this year's kiddie pool all day. Allie's dad came over. They read the paper, took naps, and watched the kids. Our neighbor's dog ducked into the kitchen a couple of times. Brian came over and we thought up two characters for the book we're working on. (Mr. Book and Mr. End. Less creepy versions of Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint from Diamonds Are Forever.) There were a lot of people moving around. It was a good test for the patio.
Knowing this was day ten I looked for signs of moving on or change. I found them across the street. There were new florescent yellow "No Trespassing" signs on the abandoned store. The owners had also hauled away most of the mobile home that had been rotting in the side yard. They took the shell but they left the trailer on which the mobile home sat. I don't know how or why they managed to do this. They left the toilet, too.
From Learning to Surf, a one-shot music zine by Mike Faloon.