Thursday, June 24, 2010

On the road.

"You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good-bye

Teach your children well
Their father's hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick
The one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.

Booger tapped the steering wheel, keeping time as he sang along with the old song that poured out of the battered Landrover's speakers. He checked the gps again and snorted when he got no reading. "Well I was hopin' , the least you could do is learn how to read a bloomin map" he said to the enormous maine coon cat lounging on the passenger seat.

The cat opened one copper colored eye and yawn then rolled onto it's back exposing a temptingly plush belly " Oh no.... I pet you then you bite me...I'm not falling for it this time, I have your number cat"

Booger eased the rover around a pair of wrecked cars then continued on at a slightly faster pace.
It had taken the better part of two days to cover the distance between Atlanta and Clarksville the roads were a nightmare of wrecks and downed bridges.

"That was Crosby Stills Nash and Young....and you're listening to the Voice of Reason coming to you live from ............well given the way things are that would be pretty damned stupid for me to say where I'm at." the dejay's smokey contralto was soft on the ear. " I've been getting in reports from all over. Seriously people.....shape up and pull together now isn't the time to turn asshole. If you do that you're not going to survive when things get rougher and they're going to get rougher. There are a lot of bodies out there that need burying or burning. lots of salvaging to be done. The only way for the human race to survive is to hunker down and start acting more human and less like animals." there was a pause as she took a long drag off a cigarette and exhaled. "you've got mother nature fighting against you and let me tell you .....she's gonna win unless you stop fighting one another and start behaving like you have some home training. If you can
hear me and aren't inclined to rape, loot, pillage, kill, preach or talk in the theatre then there are places out there for you. Fort Campbell is taking folks in and they seem to be good sorts... there are a couple of spots here in the mountains that are taking root but you have to be willing to work and you have to keep your minds and hearts open, Those of you who are traveling be careful. There are some bad sorts out there. some people are taking this a license to remake things to suit their point of view SO be careful when you approach roadblocks and cities. Gang activity is up and the police aren't coming. If you see vehicles with a white cross painted on them........hide and let them go on by. and just because it has a US army star on it doesn't necessarily make it a friendly face. enough talk for now... here's some more music."

Booger reached over and turned off the radio. " Well... that was depressing." he told the cat as he pulled over and took out the map again. "It looks like we're close to there old boy...what do you say to splitting some dinner?" venison sausage, cheese and little wasn't healthy but it was fast and filling. The cat ate his portion then purred for more.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, perfect song lyrics! Perfect...So we get a look at Booger and the cat! Nice...and having, I assume, seen the picture you based the cat on, Booger had better have plenty of Venison and Little Debbies on hand! And you KNOW the cat ate his Little just know it.
    More characters fleshed out, the doomed world coming more into focus...and as always...want more! :)