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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





my key fob missing its insides and screaming.

me looking for the insides of my key fob and screaming.

went to have coffee with my friend

locked up my car

put my key in my pocket

when i returned to the car

all i had left of my electronic key

was the empty screaming shell pictured above 

insides were nowhere to be found 

used the key/shell in the car door 

and the panic button screamed nonstop

with no electronics to turn it off

 until my car started

each and every time

a bit dumbfounded

as key fob was still in one piece

in my pocket

found a tiny screw missing in back

somehow it had

unscrewed itself

fallen out

opened itself up 

insides popped out

closed itself back up

and was empty 

like it never happened

interesting scenario

luckily i have daughters

with my keys all over the place

and my car has stopped screaming 

but my old key fob still looks upset. 

“the universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.

but the combination is locked up in the safe.”

-peter de vrie

credit: edvard munch – the scream