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Junk Pile

The Junk Pile

What strange things are tucked away amidst the clutter?

 

Items found in the junk piles

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A miscellany of scribbles and photos found in old shoe boxes, at bottom of drawers and other places where junk breeds.

The Goldfish

He awoke from a dream of gold and ivory magnificence to the usual mild hangover and sour stomach. It had been a true dream, a fine, strong dream, he had them on occasion. He had been an admiral. Or a lord, or perhaps poet laureate — riding in a carriage drawn by magnificent black  stallions to a heart-shaking event of stunning import. Perhaps the dream was an omen foreshadowing the recognition of his genius? Or the final, ultimate lotto win?

He yawned, stretched and considered. Yes, that was it, the long-awaited win which he knew with every fiber of his being lay just around the corner. Clearly the dream was a portent, a sign of fine times to come. His spirit soared, it was going to be a wonderful day.

The sun poured like molten metal through the cracked kitchen window. Its dazzling rays highlighted the graceful sculpture of egg-stained dishes, dirty pans, moldering cardboard tubs of Chinese take-out which awaited his august attention. All in his great good time. He lit one of his last cigarettes and lay back.

Time. How it tumbled by, buzzed by, here then gone! He sensed a slight buzz around the back alleys of his brain, but that was customary. Background noise, like the fly – flies actually – buzzing around the pile of crockery. It was going to be a great day. He just had to remember why.  Read or download full story

The junk pile

Garage inside

 

Items found in the junk piles

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A miscellany of scribbles and photos found in old shoe boxes, at bottom of drawers and other places where junk breeds.

 

 

 

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