Monday, January 18, 2016

Dread Imaginings

After a weekend of watching "Penny Dreadful" and a screening of "The Revenant" my head was already filled with visions of blood and dread. The icy knife of the night's wind only added to my generally morbid outlook.

So, it's understandable that, upon coming around the corner of my street to see the homeless guy crouched by the bank with a face like a grinning skull, his clothes waving in the wind in a most unearthly fashion, I jumped, and my heart pounded sick and hard in my chest. It's only as I got closer that I was able to see it was just a bag of garbage that the cleaning crew at the bank had thrown out onto the sidewalk for the trash collectors, and not a person at all.

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