Surreal Moment of the Morning
Kameron Hurley of Brutal Women, guestblogging
The new neighbors are moving into the apartment downstairs that me and my buddy Jenn just moved out of. For the last couple of days an increasing number of books, boxes, and other odds and ends have been piling up on the enclosed back porch that I have to walk through to get to the back door.
This morning at quarter to seven I was stumbling downstairs, and when I rounded the stairwell and looked down onto their porch, I jolted to a halt.
A woman's torso stared back at me from amid a stir of empty boxes.
It took my brain a half second to realize I was staring at a mannequin that had been taken apart and divided into two halves for easy moving. It now regarded me from the porch. Its legs stuck up in the air next to it.
I couldn't help but be reminded of a certain story.
I'm wondering what, exactly, my new neighbors are getting up to down there....
- K Hurley