Idiot Logic

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Idiot Logic.

That’s what his older brother called it, that sort of knowing without knowing that occurs from time to time. It happens a lot in dreams, they’d both decided. In the waking world it tended to dictate random fibs to their mother, making the walk home take a few extra minutes, or that a zip line from the roof to the play structure just had to be attempted. This night idiot logic dictated he sneak out his window and head for the school with a backpack containing a road flare, mag light, 17 bottle rockets, 3 lighters, and can of bug spray. Common sense suggested the granola bars and water bottle.

The five blocks through the neighborhood and past the church stretched on, full of menacing shadows. Alex’s mind occupied itself in debate rather than allow speculation regarding the darkness.

What am I doing? Being a hero.

Why am I doing this? You love her.

I hardly know her. Love is blind.

Love is stupid. You are what you are.

Alex had to admit he wasn’t enjoying his own company.

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  1. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    This story puts me back in school… Those long days and nostalgic feelings… I remember the coolness of the marble floors and the smell of the library and the feel of the dirt beneath my hands as I sat on the playground with a pen and paper. You’ve brought all that back. I love this story so far, but I think it’s halfway because of how it reminds me of childhood.

  2. Avatar Coccinella

    Yes! I love it that we’ve slowed back down into Alex’s thoughts, into the agony of childhood love, and into the Venturing Into the Unknown territory of adventure… much prefer this direction, and especially that you’ve moved the story a (tiny) notch forward without over-resolving it…

  3. Avatar Ath

    Love it! Before even reading the prequal(s), I love it!

  4. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    i enjoyed the internal dialogue.

  5. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    what is he doing?!

  6. Avatar Scott

    Awesome, keep them coming.

  7. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Hmm… what could Alex possibly be doing?

  8. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I don’t know what Alex is doing and neither does he. Idiot logic runs deep.

  9. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    This kind of puts me in mind of one of those hero’s quest stories where the hero starts out with a bag full of random crap but somehow ends up needing to use each and every item along the way. You know, like the Infocom games, or the John Woo Ben Affleck movie Paycheck.

  10. Avatar ethelthefrog

    I love the way you capture this kid.

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