Farrell McNulty would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

He Gets Out of his Car

By Farrell McNulty All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Poetry

Blurb

A man arrives for an appointment of sorts and entertains various thoughts.

Reflection

The moon was reflected on the streets after a thunderous rainstorm which rendered the glistening pavement a driving hazard. He was careful as he pulled up outside the point of his destination which was a disused warehouse made of brick with a steel-tube sliding door which was held in place with a rusted 6-inch padlock which bore the legend of previous attempts to sledgehammer it open. There was obscene graffiti on the bricks which were weather beaten and slightly corroded with age.

As he marveled over the graffiti, he mused to himself that this was the artwork of a disaffected gang member who was very skinny, had a shaved head, and who was wearing pants slightly below the butt-crack to symbolize his time in reform school, which was run by a very anal-retentive taskmaster who was feared by all involved, due to his 7’2” height in stocking feet. Such said stockings were so crusty they had crunched like a Nestles’ bar with every step, and bore the smell of not having been washed in 3 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, eleven-and-a-half hours and 10 minutes.

He very slowly and deliberately pulls up to a proper parking space, and with foot firmly on brake, he shifted the squeaking gear-shift-changing device into “P”, takes a long, involved drag out of his cigarette, the filter of which was soaked in saliva due to his glandular problem. He had great difficulty stamping it out in his ashtray because it was soaking wet and slippery, it slipped straight solidly through his fingers, which were covered in welts and cuts and stitches and bruises and tattoos and ring marks and unevenly cut fingernails, all of which were thick and had ridges on them and which were so long they curled at the top of his fingers. This, of course, would make taking a shower a health risk as he stood the chance of clawing himself to death, which he nearly did. One of his nipples was practically torn in half as he showered on a day in which he was in a very big hurry, running so fast, it was hard to tell whether it was water he hadn’t patted dry, or whether it was perspiration. This was a memory which continued to haunt him to this very day.

He was 18 years old that day it happened. As he was quickly approaching his 65th birthday, he would stop whatever he was doing and take at least an hour to reflect.

He shut off the ignition which made a grinding noise as it wound down and finally came to a stop, which sent a pregnant pause in the air of deadly silence. A silence which did not soothe, but caused more apprehension, a slightly trembling hand, a turning stomach, beads of sweat above the upper lip, to be licked away by a tongue which was infested by scars from being scraped by jagged teeth – from either his own mouth or from those of his many lovers, all of whom had a two-answer multiple choice regarding their fate – prison or death.

He takes a super-long deep breath in, and breathes it all back out. He gets out of his car.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Farrell McNulty
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Jessica: This was something that I was not expecting at all. The way things intertwined together-the stories of the different characters-was good and fit together. I would fix up the writing and punctuation of the story. Overall, interesting and a good read.

Spring: I normally don't read fiction novels, but I absolutely enjoyed reading Silent Shadows! The style is quite different from the previous fiction novels I've attempted to read.Great job!

Pille: This unique mix of indian and white, love and crime, spiritual and scientific has had me utterly in it's spell and drew me in from the first page. Awesomeness pure!

James Lawson: I enjoyed this so much I immediately bought (and read) the sequel from Amazon.ca - and am eagerly awaiting the third installment.Since this is a review and not a synopsis, I'll share my impressions rather than write out a condensed version of the plot.There were enough plot twists and turns to ke...

Nishant Jain: I felt as if i am watching a movie,not reading a book. The story was definitely interesting. It was more of action than horror for me. There are a few grammatical and spelling errors I came across and at times I found it difficult to imagine some things which the author is trying to convey, but o...

angel18: great story! can't wait for the next book! for me, characters are well thought of and is very catchy, story line so far is great. could do a little more careful tho on grammar and punctuation (i hope in the next book it will be less to none), but it's so minimal you could still relate. but overal...

Jessica: This is a story that I could not stop reading. It is amazing how everything flowed together and what happened in this book is one that I would not have expected. Very talented author and a great read.

More Recommendations

Deleted User: Your San Quentin episode cuts an incredible parallel to something with which I am involved. Sounds real enough. Read just the four chapters thus far. Looking forward to continuing. Roy Jenner.https://www.inkitt.com/royjennerFinished now, Great read. Well done Steve.Enjoyed it to the end.re Plot...

Deleted User: Rarely do I find a mystery that peeks my interest, but Jack Huber's Pat Ruger reminds me of Parker's Spenser or Spillane's Hammer! Strong character with the right connections and plot drivers to keep anyone engaged and never putting it down.The encounters of the characters Ruger engages, continue...

Warren Bull: I thought this was a fast=paced thriller with elements of several other genres woven seamlessly in. It hooked me early and held my attention throughout. I liked the humor and surprises along the way. I really enjoyed the novel. I am not a big fan of romances or paranormal works,but when those ele...

FixieGirl: This is a good story so far. Most of the stories I've read, the earth kids are brought to the fantasy world but why not the opposite? I promised I'd read this on fanfiction and I'm impressed. I will be happy if you continue.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.