Tuesday, 11 August 2009

the arcade at the tropicana casino. I mail my winter coat home,
stand facing the electric blue swimming pool, mouth the words to a neon sign:
"swim-up blackjack bar."

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Sean Patrick Conlon
The Vanishing Man

3 comments:

Dave King said...

What I call "Positive Unreality"! (That's a compliment!)

Mark said...

What I call Well Done!

jem said...

I like this, very atmospheric, very unfamiliar to me, but vivid all the same. The part 'I mail my winter coat home' is my favourite. It's like an animal trading in the skin it no longer needs.