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dream.20070410: skateboards

by Rob Friesel

We’ve moved to a town that’s three parts Barre to one part Gaithersburg. A. & I have purchased a new-to-you car that has got to be vintage 1970s and may as well require a crew of fifteen to put to sea. The car doesn’t really drive though. It mostly just rolls downhill into our driveway.

My mom makes her first visit on a day when I have approximately ten million things already on my plate. I head into town to run errands (shopping &c.) and she comes along. I head into a skateboard shop looking for … what, exactly? I don’t know. My mom and I get to talking. She keeps trying to get me to throw my cash down for this awkward-looking longboard. Instead, I’m checking out the hats. There are three that catch my eye but for some reason none of them are quite right. And I still can’t remember why I’ve even come in here in the first place.

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 →

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