beep beep beep

5:00 am
beep beep beep…
huh?
beep beep beep…
i look at the alarm clock. it’s off, it’s always off – where am i going?
beep beep beep…
it’s muffled, seems to be coming from the window… no, from the wall. my neighbors bedroom! the one right next to my head.
beep beep beep…
well, they must be gone this weekend. forgot to turn off the alarm. it’s ok, alarms usually go off by themselves after twenty minutes right?
beep beep beep…
or is it an hour?
beep beep beep…
i look out the window, are there lights on in there? no.
beep beep beep…
i walk outside. it’s freezing out here. i think about knocking on the door. but i just moved here last week. not the best way to meet the neighbors, half naked, hair all einsteiny, no glasses or contacts so i’m basically blind…
beep beep beep…
i go downstairs and curl up on the futon. it’s quiet. so quiet
(very very lightly) beep beep beep…
i can still hear it.
beep beep beep…
i put a pillow over my head
beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep…

Lance Cameron Kidwell

15 March 2003

Posted in Miscellania

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