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 The world was spinning too fast, and Jim knew that he was going to be thrown off. A flock of porcupines flew by like the winged monkeys of Oz. Colors swirled until they mixed together and everything turned the color of mud. Trees laughed as they were uprooted, freed from their monotonous standing. Someone whispered in his ear… “You’re in the wild, wild west now, baby.” He awoke, breathing hard, behind the wheel of his ancient Pinto. Horns were honking at him as he pulled back into the proper lane. The narcoleptic episodes were becoming more frequent, and he was worried.


 Janice popped a couple of painkillers without water. She was used to it, now, but she couldn’t get used to the pain in her back. It felt like knives twisting into her. The pills always made her sleepy, but there was nothing else she could do to ease the pain. She lay down on the bed and waited for them to kick in. A ‘Scrubs’ re-run was on TV. “Who put the silverware in the pancakes drawer?” It was still funny every time. She wondered if she would go back inside that guy’s head when she slept. She didn’t want to, it must be terribly inconvenient for him. Still, it was fun to whisper crazy things in his ear. Did he remember them when he woke up? “You’re not in Kansas anymore, baby. Welcome to the big time.” Janice watched a lot of TV.
May be the beginning of something...

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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. Oh those little brown pintos. They were everywhere circa 1980.  What mad engineer dreamed up those bad boys (or we're they girls)?  Top ten for ugliest car ever, right up there with the Pacer
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Bark Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Yup!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the kind of insane that makes for great fiction. :D
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
This became the beginning of 'The Dream Police' in the new book. :D
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to read it.
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on your DLD, Ron! :clap:
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you Jessie! :D
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
You're welcome, Ron. It was well deserved! :D
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your quirky prose. :love:
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! This one became a short story too, called The Dream Police. I'm hoping to have a new book of stories out by the end of the year. :)
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