BY WILLIAM BALL
By the time we found the main street, it was pouring rain. Ben and I ate at a little pizza place, covered in dark wood paneling and neon beer signs. The light was fading and we could hear thunder from somewhere far off. When we finished and stepped outside, the yellow sodium streetlights made the smooth pavement glisten. There was lightning. Driving around, we found the video store in a shopping center, behind all the tourist-trap establishments of the main street.
It was called “Dial M for Movies” and it sat between a Stop & Shop and a discount liquor store. I loved everything about it.
William Ball is a blogger, which is a nice way of saying “dilettante.” He writes poetry, mostly and has a BA in Philosophy from Connecticut College. This is his first publication. You can find him at http://ekstasis.tumblr.com and variously around the Northeast.
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