You Said It by Marcus Speh

Jane, I didn’t send the book back. I should have. That’s what I did last time and the whole week after I’d sent it back, I wondered if they’d give me my money. When it arrived it was Friday and I felt as if I’d mislaid five days like a set of spare keys: not that I needed those five days back, and after all, it wasn’t anybody else’s fault, but that’s almost the entire time it took to create the world if you believe it. Or if you don’t, think of a week at work, right from Monday morning at the desk to Friday afternoon still at that damned desk. I know that’s not the same, Jane. No, I’m not trying to insult your god. I’m more comfortable with one of my work weeks than with a week in the life of the Lord, even if it’s the first week ever. I’m not blasphemous. I’m only trying to tell you that I didn’t send the book back which I ordered by mistake. I know I fucked up. You already told me last time. “I’m telling you for the last time”, you said then.
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6 responses to “You Said It by Marcus Speh

  1. Love it. It’s so quirky and yet realistic and it focuses on a new perspective of time. Nice!

  2. Lou

    I love the controlled frantic pace. I saw Glengarry Glenross in the theater last night, and this also made me think of the character Lingk. Well done.

  3. what a world scope drawn from a wrong order. this cracked me up: “not that I needed those five days back, but that’s almost the entire time it took to create the world if you believe it.” will try to fiddle this into some conversation.

  4. Loved how the conversation and train of thought just winds around. Nice!

  5. The voice is so spot-on here, so frantic and quirky. Loved it on fn, loved it on your blog, love it third time around. Peace…

  6. Pingback: Week #19 – The Last Time « 52|250 A Year of Flash

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