Amazing Journey

by Kevin Wilson

The boy sits on the sofa while Captain Walker sets up his puppet show. On the captain's hand, a glittering gown, a golden-bearded man. On the other hand, an Italian anarchist, awkwardly holding a shoe. "What should the punishment be?" the captain asks Tommy, who replies, whispering, "Fitted to the crime." The silver man lifts the anarchist into the air and drops him on his head. Inside the puppet, Captain Walker’s knuckles crack convincingly.


Kevin Wilson likes The Who's Tommy, but doesn't have a firm grasp on what's going on.