Review: Nobody Special, The Death of Johnny Salinger

Al Kratz
Al Kratz
Jun 30, 2016 · 5 min read
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Trust me, it’s quite entertaining to watch a fake narcotics raid go down with real cops bursting into the place like a pack of mutant Nazi stormtroopers on Meth going all zip-zap and clamping their jaws down on a bunch of party-rookies who’re acting like a barrel of rubbernecking monkeys and running into walls, with the entertainment rising when the badges start “arresting” the ones who can’t wrap their heads around the joke until they’re laying in the trunk of a cop car and trying to make sense of the flashlight that’s duct-taped to their hands and shining into the face of a very convincing-looking mannequin named Bloated Beulah who’s been made up to look like a dead hooker. It’s relatively harmless, never gets dull, and it’s usually how the night ends, if it ever ends at all.

And I most definitely do not believe myself to be an incarnation of Raoul Duke, Dr. Gonzo, nor any of the others in this myriad of broken idols whom I have lost pieces of my soul to because I tried so goddamned hard to be like them, without success. But fuck me runnin’ for not realizing until now that I could have been more like them had I not tried so hard to be them.

My bedroom door remains mute, giving me no indication as to whether or not it will remain unopened. You would think this little detail would be mind-bogglingly suspenseful to me wouldn’t you? Me too. But it’s not. The novelty has passed.

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Al Kratz

Written by

Al Kratz

Al's novella-in-flash was recently short listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His publications are listed at alkratz.blogspot.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Al Kratz

Written by

Al Kratz

Al's novella-in-flash was recently short listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His publications are listed at alkratz.blogspot.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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