Saturday, October 8, 2011

Items Found Above the Bathroom Ceiling in Room 215, Best Western North, Wichita Kansas

1.      A receipt from Wal-Mart, smudged and illegible except for the date, 5/6/11, and the word “bakery”
2.      Two condoms, without wrappers, dry
3.      A razor blade, two-sided, rusted with a dark brown crust on one side
4.      A plastic bag, quart size Ziploc, containing $5,000 in small bills (20s, 10s, 5s), bound with a rubber band
5.      Three empty syringes, 100 cc, plastic tube with stainless steel needles, empty
6.      One human finger (presumably female), severed from the 1st metacarpo-phalangeal joint, wrapped in plastic, fingernail painted (chipped) with candy apple red
7.      One worn copy of Stephen King’s Night Shift, paperback, 1979, with several pages missing (123-167)

(a work of fiction, FYI)


Rachel Green said...

What a splendid piece. Very thoughtful.

Alan W. Davidson said...

OK, you know that we're all waiting for you to weave a story around that list.

Thanks for clarifying it's a work of fiction. By #2 I was thinking that you should be staying in a more upscale hotel.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought this had something to do with your recent remodeling, but then I remembered seeing a similar (if not the same) list posted earlier this year...Hmmmm.

Barry Napier said...

Of course you realize, this could be a very snazzy opening for a novel. It also makes me wonder what story is on pages 123 - 167 of Night Shift...

Katey said...

Ah, but it writes a novel around the lines. Awwwwwesome.