Posts Tagged ‘Haunting’

(Written at midnight)

I am having what has turned into a very strange day.

It started normally enough – actually, no. It started quite well, when I learned that my bonus this year would be much higher than I had assumed. High enough that I decided I could probably afford a Big Mac meal at McDonalds.

That’s about where it started, I think.

I sat, eating my Big Mac and reading M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. As I read the line, “His flesh gave an involuntary shiver,” the overhead radio piped in “You’re the One that I Want” from the Grease soundtrack – “I got chills, all down my body.”

Ah. Strange. But, that kind of thing happens, and reading too much into coincidence is a fool’s game. Then, as I packed my things to return to the office, I heard the ching-ching-ching that one might reasonably assume were spurs, except…in what universe does one hear spurs at a McDonalds?

I looked around, and sure enough, a grizzled-looking man in a duster and an odd hat strolled into the restaurant. (Okay, “restaurant.”) “Huh. Guy thinks he’s a cowboy,” I grinned to myself, and headed out to the parking lot.

When I started the car, I looked out and saw this. This, being the EXACT reason I bring my camera with me at all times: (more…)