The Man in the Corner of the Pub

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munsi
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The Man in the Corner of the Pub

Post by munsi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:01 am

There was something strange about the man in the corner of the pub. No specific thing, he just seemed… off.

Not a big man, or particularly imposing, but something about him drew my eye the moment he walked in the door.

He seemed twitchy, like a spring wound too tight. A dark cloud hung over him, as though he was waiting for something or someone to set him off.

To give him the excuse to vent his frustration.

I finished my own beer, free hand resting on the straight razor in my jacket pocket, and wandered over to say hello…

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Re: The Man in the Corner of the Pub

Post by ol' king kohl » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:16 pm

What is is about straight razors that seems so much more ominous than a simply Bowie knife or ice pick? Makes my skin crawl. Nice drabble.

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Re: The Man in the Corner of the Pub

Post by flyawaybefree » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:46 am

This is really good. It makes me start to think like a psychopath killer, just going about his daily business, waiting for the opportunity to strike...
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss

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Re: The Man in the Corner of the Pub

Post by Foxfyre Recluse » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:26 am

Umm... left then right

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