"So Random"


I remember riding out to the hospital on the bus after school to visit Janie, and I'd see the Yellow Jacket in the parking lot. It would be sitting there like a beacon, shining in the middle of the parking lot. Mama saw the Yellow Jacket from the bus once, sittin in the hospital parking lot, when Janie weren't sick at all.

One time we were burning this fire in a house and one of my buddies had brought this roman candle with him. He was gonna shoot it out the window from the couch we were sitting on. We had played with roman candles out on the islands a lot. They were weak fireworks, usually, but not this time. The first blast came out of that thing like a canon shot, and this ball of green-blue fire got caught up in the curtain, which pretty much right then just melted to the floor, catching the carpet on fire, then crawling up the walls.

That day Mama caught him with the nurse from the Pediatrics wing, he came home late that night. We didn't see him until the next day after school. And in the morning, when we leave for school, we notice the Yellow Jacket is gone. Never saw that fucking car ever again.

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