This, Those and Others

by Benjamin Imamovic

What is it with these things that never cease to exist out but of sole purpose to annoy? I am talking, of course, about broken shoelaces, about sudden deaths in the family, both your parents in one night. I am talking about awkward kisses, I am talking about escaping your local butcher with a steak shoved down your pants and crashing full speed into the closed door. I am talking about never running again. Cancers and amputations and being fired on a sunny Friday. What is it with these things, these little things that drive a man over the edge: it does not take much, a thought, a smile, and soon enough you are laughing at your funeral.


Benjamin Imamovic is living in Perth, Western Australia. Become a friend at his Facebook page.


Teresa Stenson said...

Daring, full of speed. I don't ususually read this sorta thing here or anywhere. I like it, a lot.

Toby said...

This is not a good idea to read before you go to sleep. Very disturbing, like walking around with a thorn in your shoe.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Powerful. You have me wanting to come back for more of your writing.

Payton L. Inkletter said...

I like your black humour contrasts Benjamin: broken shoelaces with amputations, awkward kisses with both one's parents dying in one night. And they're all 'little things', full of lethal potential for the recipient. Gulp.