rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


My favorite month has ended with a perfect night. The chilly wind rose after sunset, and filled the moonless dark with the sound of skittering leaves, creaking branches and moaning pines. A handful of costumed little buggers passed up and down the street, but did no mischief. Kids today have no initiative. I hope they at least tipped over the portable outhouse in front of the construction site down the road. I'll check that this afternoon. Now, the late-rising moon grins among the thinning field of autumn stars, and Orion stands upright high above the apple orchard. I huddle against the house to look at him. The wind has the bite of approaching winter in it. Short days to come, and long nights, and the smell of oranges and cloves and wood smoke. November, and distant lights like ice crystals in the night air.

  • Reset Twenty, Day Four

    After the septic pump truck woke me up just before ten o'clock Friday morning, I tried functioning for a few hours but finally fell back into bed…

  • Supplementary

    So I got back to sleep a bit before nine o'clock this morning, and a bit before ten I heard a piece of machinery start up outside. I thought it might…

  • Reset Twenty, Day Three

    As expected, Wednesday's laundry glitch led to further disruption Thursday, and my consequent sleep shortage led to a long nap from shortly after…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.