Sea Change

Avatar Author: Bob Liddil I am an author of science fiction, general fiction short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. I have been published in several genres, including fantasy and poetry, as well as non fiction. At one time I published my own c... Read Bio

My girlfriend’s brother beat me within an inch of my life. He said that I’m not good enough for her and am in our relationship for the money. He broke my arm in three places and fractured a rib.

On my way to the bus stop, after I left the emergency room, a speeding car plowed through a puddle of slush, drenching me to the skin with icy water. When I turned away to keep from catching it in the face, I twisted my ankle and had to go back to the ER for more treatment.

I called a taxi to come and pick me up. When I gave him my address, he misunderstood and took me downtown instead of uptown. It cost thirty extra dollars to get home and the driver threw me out of his cab when I didn’t leave a tip.

The elevator in my building broke down while I was at the hospital so I had to climb 5 flights to get to my apartment. The door was ajar when I got there. Sure enough, I had been robbed.

I think someone is trying to tell me something.

Tomorrow, I’m moving to Pensacola. Never mind hurricane season. I’m outta here.

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Comments (3 so far!)

  1. Avatar Sir Bic

    “oh, the humanity!” – (watch the first video clip)

    I absolutely love this! I laughed and cried at the same time. Then I felt real bad for laughing, and just sat back in disbelief over what this poor guy had to go through.

    Great story!

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Poor guy. It’s a run of rotten luck, but it remains believable cause it’s all reasonable real life stuff. Minor point, you could combine those last two little sentences for a slightly more humorous effect—totally just a style/opinion thing though.

  3. Avatar Emilou

    I really hope this guy has better luck in Pensacola! Great job, and thanks for entering!

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