Friday, October 18, 2013

Bathroom Monologue: The Moon from Lionhead Lane

If you’ve been seeing the moon in the midday sky, you are not mad. Disregard the harassment of your many peers who do not see it there, and do not think it has been following the commuters along Lionhead Lane. Those who cannot see the moon’s daytime activities have an unusual belligerence, likely triggered by the moon’s private machinations.

If you suspect the moon has been whispering things to you, you’re not crazy. If it’s been whispering things to you that previously believed no one else could know, you’ve been right all along.

Regardless of your experiences, do not trust the moon.

If you’ve been seeing the moon in the midday sky, attempt to catch it and the sun in the same photograph. I haven’t worked out the physics of it yet, but I suspect it’s impossible. If you can do it, I’d be very interested to see the photos.

If the midday sun is whispering anything to you, return to your medication. The sun can’t telespeak.

If you have seen demons of any religious or secular stripe flying along Lionhead Lane, you’re not crazy. Avoid listening to them, and above all things, avoid looking at them and the moon at the same time. Do not photograph the demons.

If you have listened to or photographed the demons, stare the sun until the disembodied voices cease. If for some reason you fear the sun, very bright camera flashes may be a substitute. Regardless, do not heed the disembodied voices. They’re lying about the moon’s promises.

If you have listened to or photographed the demons… well, then you’re not reading this message, are you? You’re probably hearing it as I think it out before typing.

If you are experiencing this message telepathically, come to the coffee shop on the corner of 16th and Lionhead Lane. Bring ear muffs and solar lamps. We have work to do.


10 comments:

  1. Slinking away to think this through.

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  2. What I wanna know is, who's buying the coffee????
    (Loved it John!!!)

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  3. Some of you have experienced my comment. The rest of you think I'm absurd.

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  4. Don't photograph the demons but get a photo of the moon and the sun. Wait, who am I supposed to listen to again?

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  5. This was crazy-cool, and makes me wonder of some of the Last House world has bled into ours in this story.

    My favorite line was "If the midday sun is whispering anything to you, return to your medication. The sun can’t telespeak."

    And the ending… ah, the promise of adventure to come!

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  6. Plenty of richness behind every line of this.

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  7. I find the whole piece very creepy, but the ending hints at a great adventure.

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  8. As someone who's fascinated with the moon, I found this riveting.

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  9. I loved the atmosphere you created with this piece.

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  10. What if the moon added me on Facebook?

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