|And as America swears in (or at) a new President, here's something to remember in the next four or eight years. And that goes for both sides.|
1000 Words of Peril: January"My English is not that bad. I will ask again."1000 Words of Peril: January by JimmyDimples
WHACK! Colonel Pak smashed the cane into Les Safer's back again. "How does your plant fabric make people grow?"
Naked except for his boxer shorts and strapped to a simple stool, Les simply kept quiet. He'd been through imprisonment, ergonomic pain, scorpions, and even his arm twisted by an ogress before his visit to Japan. And since they'd kidnapped him, the North Korean military had exposed him to searing hot irons, dunking in ice water, and electroshocks. He still hadn't said anything because one, he didn't really know how to do bodily growth without a catalyst like Tetsuko's treatment, two, spitting back at his captors just didn't seem Christian to him, and three, he couldn't think of any witty comebacks.
Still, he wondered how they expected him to tell them anything if they killed him first. He didn't think they'd let him leave alive anyway if he did.
The one thing that haunted h
Dr. Green Challenge 1000.30“Are you sure you don't want me back to help out with anything?” Les asked.Dr. Green Challenge 1000.30 by JimmyDimples
Dr. Green looked at him and said gently but firmly, “Mr. Safer... Les... this isn't 'it's okay for you to have a free personal day if you don't feel like coming into work.' It's 'for the next twenty-four hours, I don't want you around here. Find a place you like, hang out there, and be back at this time tomorrow.”
“Yes, Doctor. See you then. Call me if you need me back earlier.”
And once Les ht the parking lot and drove off in his personal hatchback, Dr. Eaton Green turned back to his own living quarters.
The old battered guitar case with the remains of his old guitar's neck lay on the bed. Dr. Green had no idea why he'd hung onto it for so long. Into the case he put hard copies of forms involving Phillip Emporia that the doctor would never need again. And a copy of the local paper when Les Safer had gotten arrested.
Dr. Green Challenge 1000.29Dr. Green waited and checked his watch. “He should be here any minute now.”Dr. Green Challenge 1000.29 by JimmyDimples
And soon, out of the fog came the middle aged fat guy with red hair: Jimmy Dimples. “Hi there.”
“You're right on time,” Dr. Green said. “I was worried you might not be.”
Jimmy nodded. “I'll definitely catch up on sleep once this is over, no worries about that.”
“No worries on that. So, shall we go in?”
And with Jimmy's nod, they headed toward the Red Rose and Silver Fern.
“You do realize the red rose is really the symbol of Lancashire, right?” Dr. Green pointed out. “Not exactly a Manchester thing.”
“Then again, neither is the silver fern. But yes, I do know now. Looked it up on Wikipedia while looking for a place for your dad to take his day trip.”
They headed in and got to the bar to place their order. “Why is it that every time you and a
Dr. Green Challenge 1000.28Going through the corridor, Les looked at the door to Dr. Eaton's hidden room. The one where the doctor would lock himself away in for hours at a time.Dr. Green Challenge 1000.28 by JimmyDimples
Normally that door would be closed and locked. But this time it was simply ajar just by a hair.
Les had no idea what went on in there. He knew it was Dr. Green's lab, his rent, his choice. And that he'd tell Les what it was for when he was good and ready.
Still, Les could make something out. Something like rock music. He wasn't sure on many of the songs, but he recognized some of the tunes. Welcome to the Jungle. Paint It Black. Rock You Like a Hurricane. La Grange.
Les had never suspected that the doctor was a closet rock maven.
It was a temptation to poke his head in and see what was inside, and what he hid from the world at large.
But respecting the doctor's privacy, Les chose to find and warn him about the door.
*** “Uh, Doctor?” Les asked as he poked his head into Dr. Green's office.
The doctor looked up form his comput
I'm an overweight, over-educated, under-mature hick in North Carolina's Greater Metropolitan Mayberry Area, back from teaching English in Guangzhou, China. I'd introduced the ABCs, the 123s, and the rights and wrongs to Cantonese kindergarteners, and am now seeking full time employment closer to home.
Current Residence: Surry County, NC
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Favourite genre of music: Demented
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4S
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Skin of choice: KFC Original Recipe
Personal Quote: "If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans."