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scream 2 – electric bugaloo.


when the guts of my electronic car key

mysteriously disappeared a month ago

after having coffee with my friend

i searched everywhere

and tried to consider every possible scenario

wondering how the insides came out

and where they went

between the time i had coffee

and the time i returned to my car.

flash ahead to now –

i finally surrendered

went to the dealer

 showed them the empty fob

to get their opinion

said they had never seen anything like it before 

 gave me the number to contact their corporate headquarters

to get them to cover a replacement

when i got home

i was cleaning out my office/art studio/room of fun

 putting away a gift

that my same coffee friend had returned with from ireland 

 it was put in a bag from a local store

wrapped in tissue paper

as i went to throw out the bag

i pulled out the tissue

tipped over the bag

(that held the gift i had opened before but not yet put away)


out fell

a small black and red item

i took a closer look

there was the missing inside piece from my key.

it had been returned to me through some twist of fate

literally fell right into my hands

in much the same sudden and unexpected manner

that it had disappeared

one month and one country later.

“i find that, usually, answers present themselves. they are not hidden under rocks or camouflaged among trees. answers are right there, in front of our eyes. but if you haven’t cause to look, then of course you will probably never find them.”
-cecelia ahern