And the there was one ... or two, for that matter.

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I was so damn cold.  It was Summer, but felt like Winter.  Any structure that could surround me was gone and blankets were mainly ashes.  It seemed like a Nuclear Explosion hit and I was the only cockroach who didn't wake up.

For one moment I was happy to be alone, yet that feeling left very quickly. 

What the hell was going on?  


Things play out differently in your head than in real-life, but this was just insane.  I didn't understand a damn thing and all the poetry, religion, and cliches in the world couldn't make up for the fact that I was staring down a desert once known as a city.  I was staring down a city once known as a desert.  I was staring down a memory once known as shared with other people, humans.  And now ... there was nothing.

For the better part of 34 years, I thought survival was a pretty damn good thing to live and act on.  But now, it was nothing more than me wanting to join them ... wherever they shall now roam.

And as I crawled through to my thirst of peace, I met a man younger than me.  He was still alive too.   His name, Gunther, my reaction, ... I puked on his chest before crying myself to sleep.

I was weaker than I thought.   If this were a test, a B-average would no longer do.

I missed everybody I ever knew.  I missed going to the store, taking a shit at a public restroom and knowing someone else would have to clean up the mess ... and I especially missed a warm blanket and soul beside me.

Wasn't sure if this was purgatory or just a sales meeting gone wrong at Enron, but I was none to happy awaking with a bad case of jock-itch in a strange and new land.

My head fell to my hands.  I decided right then and there to at least start trying to communicate with this Gunther Character I had internally scolded before he ever existed.  It seemed to me that he was my only option home ...

and HOME would turn out to be a different place than I was ever used too.


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Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Jason... so I guess you are telling a story?  I feel slow now, my brain worked hard today and I am tired.... besides, it didn't help that I went to bed around 4 am and was up at 7:30 am....

jeff belonger

Sep 10, 2010 04:04 PM #1
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

No need to interject your sex life into this equation, Belonger;)

Sep 10, 2010 04:11 PM #2
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

here we go.... whoo hooo!

Sep 10, 2010 05:28 PM #3
Paul Slaybaugh
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate

Surely you haven't directed your mind's eye to that banal realm of ... gulp ... fiction?

Sep 10, 2010 05:52 PM #4
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Bukowski----where is the barfly-----and the bird in a golden cage?

Sep 10, 2010 07:19 PM #5
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Vintage Jason for sure... part 2 sucked and should have been burned before the ink dried, but now you come back with a decent ending. I know most people reading wont get it, but I do. And I'm glad you put a little thought into the challenge. It's very telling, and I like it.

I love the links. I'd like to place the last one if I may. This is the part where you wake up from the dream ...................................

Sep 11, 2010 12:18 AM #6
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

I like it. I don't know what it is but I still like it.

Sep 11, 2010 12:58 AM #7
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

There was a federal Ad campaign, " A mind is a terrible thing to waste" I believe it was to promote a college education...when it first came out I thought it was about drugs? Happy to see you are not wasting your writing talents, compelling story line...where do we go from here?

Sep 11, 2010 04:02 AM #8
Andrew J. Lenza
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Holmdel, NJ

Always impressed when someone tries a different approach to how they write. It takes courage and encouragement to deviate from the norm, even when we establish that pattern internally. Keep going. Get all the thoughts down.

Sep 13, 2010 09:55 AM #9
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

OK...I am game, it beats the hell out of a "auburban lifestyle" because DAMN...I hate this job and it's one of those days:


Sep 16, 2010 08:35 AM #10
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

I'm commenting because I want you to know I read this, and I assume writers want to be read. I guess it's pretty interesting when you try to shoehorn writing into a blogging format? Or does the format necessarily create a need to change the writing? Does interaction along the way change the writing? Or the story? Must go think about both your story and the writing.

Sep 17, 2010 06:34 PM #11
Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

For most, HOME is never really what you thought it was when you were there.  At least that is true for me.  Revelations of what you thought you lost can prove to be very telling.

Sep 21, 2010 04:25 AM #12
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Well, you and Slaybaugh always have a story going...just for the record, you are better at it.

Sep 04, 2012 07:16 AM #13
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