Weekend in Brief 19

May 25 Detroit Bar for house jams with local DJs, Wobs and Nonfiction.

May 26 L.A. revelry in Hermosa Beach @ Il Boccaccio. Slumber party.

May 27 Sunday brunch w/ Grandma and friends, and car-pooling back up the 5 to swank central @ Area.

* * *

Something I have learned about myself is that I am becoming increasingly, alarmingly claustrophobic.

* * *

Just earlier, he had shoved a stumbling drunk out of the club. I had seen him with his flashlight, the walkie-talkie antenna jutting out his jacket: a big, black bouncer looming over a tangled mass of dancing, gyrating bodies.

I am leaning against a transparent wall, eyes half closed, smoking. He is now standing perpendicular to me and raises an eyebrow as if to query my state of intoxication.

“I’m not digging this crowd.”

He leans aside. And then his grin becomes a deep, bellowing laugh. He turns, pats my shoulder, walks back toward the jungled limbs of beautiful, perfect people. Thinking it strange this small black-haired kid might feel out of place in an all Asian club.

* * *

She passes, short brisk steps, I’ve never met her before but in mid stride, she pauses to lift the brim of my cap and smiles. She leans in, sweet perfume, and whispers something in my ear. Then she’s gone.

* * *

“Did that hurt?”

“This?” I point at my brow piercing.

“Yea, ’cause I’m thinking about getting one.”

“It hurt. Real bad. Blood was streaming down all over my face. They couldn’t get it through the first time.”

“Holy shit.”

“But it was worth it.”

2 thoughts on “Weekend in Brief 19

  1. cool snippets. it reads like casual mingling, brief and pleasantly superficial — like if you wanted to, you could follow a character home and find out who they really are. only those aren’t the rules of the game.

  2. cool snippets. it reads like casual mingling, brief and pleasantly superficial — like if you wanted to, you could follow a character home and find out who they really are. only those aren’t the rules of the game.

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