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Escapism

Sometimes when I fall asleep I see pictures moving across the back of my eyelids, strange pastel cartoons, usually, where a round-headed caricature of me is trying to escape from a cloud labelled “Future” or “Responsibility.”

My wife says that sometimes she can see the projector’s flickers behind my eyes.

THICKE AND EDGELOW 6: The Secret Agent’s Curse

 After evading terrorist capture, two men checked into a backwater motel using pseudonyms.

“Are you married?” Timothy Thicke asked Evan Edgelow.

“No,” said Edgelow. “Everyone I get close to ends up dead.”

Thicke thought about this. “You wouldn’t call us… friends, would you?”

“Not really.”

“Thank goodness,” said Timothy Thicke.