kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
kyle cassidy
kylecassidy

  • Mood:
  • Music:

the hell bound train

what would you do forever, if you could....
Years ago, I built a treehouse in my parents back yard and spent every summer in it, reading. I read The Screwtape Letters, and I read Tolkien, and I read Treasure Island, and I read a lot of Edgar Poe, but I also read a story by Robert Bloch called "The Hell Bound Train" -- about a guy who makes a deal with the devil. The devil gives him a pocket watch. If this watch is wound backwards the owner of the watch will spend all eternity doing whatever they're doing at that moment. If the owner dies with it, the devil gets his soul. Our hero goes through life never quiet satisfied enough to wind the watch backwards, something's always wrong with his life, something's always nagging him, he's always serching for that one better experience....

I got up at 4:45 yesterday morning, which means I've been up for 38 or 39 hours. I just got home after a job well done, took a shower, and pulled a pair of hot microfleece lounging pants out of the dryer and put them on. I have nothing to do for days. I think I'm about as content as a human being can possibly be. I'm going to crawl under the covers and spin that watch backwards.

this text is our secret - shhhhh!


Tags: cannibalism, pocket watches
Subscribe

  • We're making a movie!

    trillian_stars and I are making a movie. We wrote an original adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House set to take place in 2020…

  • thanks

    For, geez, twenty one years now I've been taking a 2 second exposure that begins in the last second of one year and ends in the first second of the…

  • also...

    I've been posting it for like 17 years or so now. But if you're going to listen to Auld Lang Syne tonight, listen to this one. It's beautiful, and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 11 comments

  • We're making a movie!

    trillian_stars and I are making a movie. We wrote an original adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House set to take place in 2020…

  • thanks

    For, geez, twenty one years now I've been taking a 2 second exposure that begins in the last second of one year and ends in the first second of the…

  • also...

    I've been posting it for like 17 years or so now. But if you're going to listen to Auld Lang Syne tonight, listen to this one. It's beautiful, and…