August 15th, 2013

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LJ Idol Exhibit B: "Travelin' Man"

Travelin' Man
LJ Idol Exhibit B | week twelve | 1520 words
Where Am I?

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I wake up under a doorway in the middle of an alley. It's nighttime and it's raining, and this doesn't look like a terribly safe place to be.

Time to run.

I bolt up and head for the nearest cross-street, stopping short to peer around the corner. The street looks better—less run-down and deserted—but all the writing on the signs is in Cyrillic. Oh, boy…

Let me just say for the record that teleportation is not all it's cracked up to be. You might think it would be great for sneaking into movies without paying, but you have to be careful. Subtle. Is the movie theater dark? Will there be witnesses to your sudden manifestation? Or, say you want to dash over to Paris. If it's just for the day, great! But you can't take any luggage with you—only the things you're wearing will make it. How much fun is a trip where you spend half of it shopping for the things most people just pack in their suitcases?

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