Rip off

By IAN SANDS  |  July 9, 2008

He proceeded then to cross the street in order to tackle a street sign. He scrambled to erase all traces of a red sticker bearing a cryptic message he could not decipher. Turning his attention to somebody’s abstract doodling — an oddly shaped head with a mouth and one eye surrounded by a series of squiggly marks — he suddenly realized a scattering of folks had stopped to watch him. Considering this for a moment, the man stormed further down Mass Ave, leaving the polls he passed untouched. Then he disappeared from view. The show, it seemed, was over.

This is the third in a series of mini fictions based on real-life street observations. Previous installments can be found here and here.

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