Monday, 4 July 2011
BLOW THE CANDLES OUT by Stephen D. Rogers
Blow the Candles Out
I didn't die today. That's something to celebrate.
I passed at least four buys that didn't go bad. I walked a road that bordered disputed territory. I rode a subway shared by a crackhead raging about microwaves and a guy so uptight I wasn't sure who made me more nervous.
Tomorrow I turn twenty-six. I never thought I'd ever say that. Never thought I'd see that day while still drawing breath.
And probably I will. Unless someone comes through the front door looking for something to sell. I still have to make it through the night.
Stephen D. Rogers is the author of SHOT TO DEATH (Mainly Murder Press) and more than 600 shorter pieces. His website, http://www.stephendrogers.com/, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely information.