on travel, thoughts, and the art of short fiction

Alarm

In IICD Massachusetts on October 16, 2007 at 12:24 am

My ears are buzzing. I set off the ADT alarm system at my house about forty minutes ago when I arrived home from fundraising. Everyone is out and I haven’t lived here since high school so I couldn’t remember the code. It was terrible. There were lights and the noise kept changing decibels and I couldn’t cut it off. I have such a headache right now. It took the police about 20 minutes to arrive, just to say they could do nothing. Luckily my driver’s licence matches my home address otherwise I’d be in the back of a squad car right about now. So the officer is in the house trying to figure out how to cut the power to silence the screaming machine and suddenly, after a half an hour of agony, it hit me, I remembered the code. I punched it in and there was sweet silence. The officer looked at me like I was an idiot, which, well…um…er…

Fundraising was a success
my team is on the right track
we move on to Buffalo tomorrow until Friday.

Ah, Buffalo, New York, the city where I attended undergrad. This trip has been a blast from the past.
The weather is beautiful again
I’m ready to finish strong.

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