silky arachnids | stickbots are go
\”One by one, his audience, if that is what they amounted to… stole away.\” – ib
The black dog was busy licking its balls. Under my bed. The sofa. I got up and kicked it two thirds unconscious. A thin stream of snot issued from its snout. A truck out front dropped its gate and with it several lengths of scaffolding. The driver hopped drunkly on one foot and howled. It looked like it might turn out to be a fine day after all. I snapped the waistband of my undershorts over the cold barrel of a snub nose .38. So the label read. If it still held just one in the chamber I might have emptied it into the mutt. As it happened I was loaded with the flu. A couple of Paracetamol ought to do that trick my night nurse refused to turn. The bitch would not put out. Even pumped full of steroids she could not fix a limp. The Russians were in no hurry to accept her defection. No one else got in line. Just like Alan Ladd she needed a box to step on to reach a measure of her shortcomings. Four feet eleven in socks and only a rose in black and white. A blush. Well. A suspicion of colour in those freckles diving between her breasts. The mutt stirred. I shook one toe at it. Its head snuck back beneath its paw. Its hindquarters shivered. The tail, tragic, debilitated – a boy wizard\’s splintered wand – entirely gave up the ghost.