Written: January 30th, 2018
Transcribed: February 5th, 2018
Walking along a road. Describe the road. (Prompt for English class.)
I’m walking along the desert highway. The free way is dusty and there’s gravel in with the asphalt. Up ahead, there’s a small shack labelled “GUMS.” I go to step inside, and a key is there, nailed to the door. I carefully take the key off the nail, and turn it over and over in my hands, studying it. I see if the key fits in the lock. It does. Coins come spilling out around me, and there’s even more still inside. On the back wall there is a large sign: “TEETH.” I collect as many coins as my bags can carry, and head on my way.
Soon after (but not too soon), a large stream winds under the freeway. I dump the coins in, walk back for more coins, and repeat. I make my wish, my biggest wish:
Ending A: “MOUTH.”
Ending B: To fall in love with a lady.
That was not the ending.
There, beyond the pink-painted, empty-schoolyard fence,
is my lady.