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dream.20060828: passive avoidance

by Rob Friesel

Urgency.  Family is waiting downstairs and outside.  Trying to keep away.  “Retire to my room for a bit” is a way of hiding.  The room is long but not wide.  It’s very cluttered.  It’s on the second floor.  It’s night outside but the back yard and oversized driveway are lit up by the headlights on cars.  There’s some loud talking (not shouting) but no car horns honking.  The room feels like the kind of one room efficiency that you would rent above a convenience store in a semi-rural town.  Things are oddly scattered around the room; there’s no sense of order to anything.  Everything is oddly out of date.  I ignore the urgent voices below and work instead on trying to organize the room.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

2 Responses to dream.20060828: passive avoidance

Amy says:

Interesting choice of title given that it’s night outside (except for the glare of the headlights) and passive avoidance typically involves a rodent overcoming its urge to travel to the dark chamber by staying in the light.

Please tell me you chose this title on purpose…it works really well.

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