Five Card Story: Awake

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a Five Card Flickr story by Balthasar Cougaresque created Dec 07 2011, 05:27:34 pm. Create a new one!

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"Gotta pee!"
"Let's go Jackson," I said.
"Do you smell that?"
"Smells like corn," says Jackson.

I haven't smelled corn yet. We're in a long hallway, six feet wide. The ceilings are nine feet tall. Recessed lighting. Musty, but a good musty, like an old memory, like when you walk into an old, old house and everything smells old, and fine. Two solid mahogany doors at the end of the hallway stand slightly ajar, so a sliver of sunlight splinters through.

As I pass by the living room, I get a glimpse of a little metal man on the television. The little metal man on the television reminds me of the monumental wooden man burning in the Arizona desert. It's just like complete opposites, which is why it sticks out to me.

Still in the hallway, I look to the left and see a large white door. On the front of the door is a pink car with a dinosaur in it. I have never opened this door. I have no reason to. I have always wondered what's behind it. I am not going to open it now.

The doorway with the splinter of light is only a few feet away. I stop. As I stand there in the hallway, barefoot on the cold oak floor, I look at my dog and get a whiff of freshly cut grass. I open the door.

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