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Dead! Chapter One
"I love that color on you", she said.
Of course, I knew she was lying. She hated the color green. Amy said it reminds her of the color of the puke her cat barfs up after he ate something he shouldn't have.
"Amy, its Saint Patrick's day for Christ's sake. Loosen up will ya"? "No", she stubbornly replied. "I'm Anti-Patrick. Today I'm wearing yellow."
I look at her up and down. Today she is wearing a yellow shirt that is way too big for her, flannel pants that are too tight, and brown work boots. Her yellow shirt has a smiley face and underneath it is the faded words Joe Boxer. Her long brown hair is up in a bun today. There are smudges of dirt all over her clothes, yet somehow she manages to always keep her fingernails clean.
Just because you wear the color that the Green Lantern can't defeat doesn't mean that it will give you super powers". She scowls."
Unlike her, I am one hundred percent in the holiday spirit today. Today I wasn't scheduled for work, so I put on all my goo
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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