Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Own Private Noir

It's been a while. There's been...stuff. Including a busted computer and crappy internet. But I'm back. Because tonight was one of those nights.

We had a storm here in New Orleans. The lightning lit up the sky like special effects out of a movie. Neither Lithus, nor I, have ever seen anything like this. When it was just a burst, it would burst ~ and burst again, and again, and again, as if someone were standing offstage, flicking the lights. When it would crackle cloud to cloud, it would break off into two, three, sometimes even four branches. When it drove itself into the ground, it would spike down and then relight itself and relight itself again.

We grabbed our umbrellas and went out into it, standing in front of the old courthouse, watching the lights, listening to the booms and the rumbles. Under the streetlamps flickering with actual gas. And that's when the music started. Under this storm, in the rain, with the gas lamps...came the low, slow sound of a single saxophone.

I am not even making this shit up.

At that moment, we gave ourselves up to the night. There was nothing else to do, no other choice to make.

She walked up to me and asked me to take the job. I could tell she was trouble and my streak of bad luck had been as long as her legs. The last thing I needed in my life was this dame. But then I saw the the look in her eye. My luck was about to change...for the worse.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Nemeria said...

Only YOU would have one of those kinds of nights. And be able to describe it so I can picture it perfectly.

BostonPobble said...

Nemeria ~ I'm glad you could see it. :)