Bsides 49 - Trash

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Bsides 49 - Trash

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:32 am

Feature: Trash by Daniel Setiawan
Genres: Drama Fantasy Strange

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
The day she left we forgot to take out the trash. At five-thirty in the morning, I heard the city trucks lumbering down the street with their mechanical, prehensile arms and remembered that we had forgotten to take out the trash. I didn't care though. I knew that in a few hours I would help load the last of her boxes into the truck, and she would leave. Everything was expanding without me, and I felt like the room was growing until I was lost in and filled with its great, grey nothing.

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Re: Bsides 49 - Trash

Postby strawman » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:18 pm

One man's trash is another man's baggage.

Great story.
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Re: Bsides 49 - Trash

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:40 am

I think this story was one long riff on "She really 'dumped' him".
And, since this trash did not seem to attract the usual swarms of flies, ants, rats, and seagulls or crows; it obviously wasn't real (other hints of unnaturalness are in the story too). The only possible explanation is that it was an allegory for Purgatory. :P

Interesting story and strangely satisfying.


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