Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dguzman infects me with the Splotchy virus

It's a pandemic. Splotchy's Story Virus (v3) is radiating outward, and the infected are running around in a frenzy, infecting other bloggers like the denizens of 28 Days Later. Now I've been re-infected by Dguzman:

The bus was more crowded than usual. It was bitterly cold outside, and I hadn't prepared for it. I noticed that a fair number of the riders were dressed curiously. As I glanced around, I stretched my feet and kicked up against a large, heavy cardboard box laying under the seat in front of me. (Splotchy)

I couldn't believe my eyes. Surrepticiously, I tried to establish, without giving it away, if anyone else had seen what I had. For ten years I had been looking for that box. What looked like an ordinary cardboard box to most contained something most precious. Only by the small golden "P" was I able to identify what I was looking at. (Freida Bee)

How the box got here, or how I happened to be on this bus with it now--these questions were immaterial. I just had to get that box. The bus slowed to a stop, so I steadied myself. Just as I was about to make a grab for the box, however, it moved. Someone else was picking it up to take it away! I had to stop her! (Dguzman)
What? This couldn't be happening--to get this close and watch some quick-footed little dwarf just up and snatch it away from me...no! I got up and just as I did the sweaty hillbilly in front of me stood up and stepped into the aisle. Moving like a bad mime imitating a man in a box he extended his arms and stretched, looking up at the ceiling as he did so. The dwarf with the box--I couldn't be sure if it was a man or a woman, but something about her seemed feminine--slipped out the front door and off the bus. I took a deep breath and slumped back down into my seat.


Freida of the Bees said...

Oh, yea!
A hillbilly dialogue cue!
I shall take up this matter
before this night is through.

Anonymous said...

What? You got me? Okay, I'm going to have another go at this, but will this gain me some immunity?

dguzman said...

You can't tag me back! That's against the rules!

Isn't it?