Month: March 2016

WONDROUS: Chapter Three

Read Chapters One & Two here.  * * * THAT NIGHT I think my problem is that I care too much. He appeared as the jester of the premises but his job was guarding the door. His Levi’s had small tears in the knees, his cowboy hat tipped forward as a toothpick flicked up and down like a light switch from the left corner of his mouth. He was checking ID’s. Eddy went first, then Bryson. Then it was my turn. He examined my photo for a smooth ten seconds. “Sorry, I couldn’t tell if this was you. Your hairline is farther back now than it is in your photo.” But still, I was allowed to pass. I trickled inside. The guy who charged for cover let me pass by. Boys don’t have to pay cover at a place like this. Country music blared over the speakers. Disco lights spun around the room as men danced in congruent circles wearing cowboy hats and flannel tucked in the waist of their skinny blue jeans, belt buckles …