On the Importance of Always Remaining Just a Bit Out of Touch With Reality

A girl is alone in a small emergency dispatch office.  It is the middle of the night.  She signs off on the radio with a firefighter returning home after a call and stands to stretch her legs.

As she waits for water to boil for her second cup of coffee of the night, she throws open the window and leans out over the windowbox to breathe in the clean night air.  The world is still.  She rests her chin on her hands and sighs, gazing at the sky and thinking big thoughts about life, love, and polar bears.  She likes the old window with its flowerbox, because it makes her feel vaguely French.  In a few hours, she will lean out again to watch the sun rise, as she does every morning.  Soon she will have a hot, sweet cup of hazelnut cream coffee.  Life is good and she is at peace.

A voice penetrates the darkness.

“No!  Fuck YOU, asshole!!!”

Another Friday night in Bridgewater.


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  1. Wow! That’s a lot like life in Bellingham (living downtown).
    Only difference is I put cream in my coffee and no hazelnut flavor.

  2. Hahahaha, what a great entry 🙂 Vaguely French sounds very good indeed. I’m guessing the cursing was a polar bear yelling at the moon?

    All right, I need to get me some hazelnut coffee now… though I haven’t had it since 1993. And that is in no way a comment on your hazelnut coffee being outdated, just a comment on the absence of it in my life following a summer spent bussing tables at a waffle house.

    Oh, and also, you spend too much time sat in your bedroom on your PC.

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