(Glossary at end.)
The airborne torture chamber’s grinders muscle back and we’re targetin’ squash city.
I button down the gazers and knuckle it as the balloons hit terra firma. Sky-splittin’ sparklers splatter on my TV screen as I add to the carbon monoxide.
I grab my cowhide and lead the stampede to the air vent. I do an over-the-shoulder and spot the bag in the studded rubber soles walkin’ behind me with Johnnie Pickles in tow. Now I get that they and the gray cream lapper were not Valium visions. I gotta ask, were Belinda and the pin-stripes in on this caper or is it personal? Either way, I got me a major prob.
(Click to catch up on Sammy, the Gat.)
add to the carbon monoxide: v. hyperventilate. airborne torture chamber: n. airplane.
air vent: n. exit. bag: n. old woman. balloons: n. tires.
button down the gazers: v. close eyes. cowhide: n. suitcase. cream lapper: n. cat.
do an over-the-shoulder: v. glance. grinder: n. engine.
knuckle it: v. grab arm rests. pin-stripes: n. bossmen. rubber soles: n. sneakers.
sky-splitting sparklers: n. fireworks. squash city: n. the ground.
(Photo by Lora Mitchell, Friday Fictioneers, January 4, 2013.)