Rebel Ravel

by Harry B. Sanderford

Jericho eyed the tiny cockroach marching boldly down the tiles behind the filthy urinal he pissed waveringly over, no attendant brushing imaginary lint from his shoulders fishing for tips in this joint. It was Bike Week in Daytona and he was a rebel running free, screw those corporate stiffs. Not the first second thoughts regarding hastily made and perhaps poorly reasoned decisions chewed the edges of what remained of Eliott Bernard Gerard's better judgement. He knew real rebels rarely kept up payments on fourty thousand dollar motorcycles or riverside condos and he knew it would be him passing out apologies and excuses to superiors in the morning, for now though deadline and duty were only pestering gnats the Cuervo spared his swatting. Tonight Jericho was calling the shots and right now he had a pool game to lose, another round to buy and his eye on a skinny little tatooed lady with a foul mouth, fake tits and dirty feet. He zipped up, spat in the direction of the bug missing by tiles and kicked the flush handle with a Ferragamo heel.


Harry B. Sanderford, author of Vinny the Vegetarian Vulture, is a Central Florida surfing cowboy who'd sooner spin yarns than mend fences.