Ted (merovingian) wrote,
Ted
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Riding the Apostrophe

I was walking around downtown, looking for a werewolf, and saw a man with a huge hat, standing in front of a table with three shells.

I figured it was a shell game. About ten years ago, I know there were some guys on BART running a shell game, which was a con artist's trick. Specifically, they'd start to play, and then when someone pulled out a wallet to bet, they'd grab the wallet and run. I managed to outsmart them by having no money. Anyway, I walked on warily.

A friend of mine told me more - he saw the same guy later in the afternoon, and approached. It wasn't a shell game. The "shells" were large, round-topped beetles, very affectionate, with ornamental paintings on the backs. One had a happy face, another one had an anarchy sign, and a last one was waiting for you.

So, you should go pick it up. My friend didn't tell me -- out of curiosity, what did your beetle have painted on the back?
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