What’s the shortest time you’ve ever lived somewhere before you left in frustration? What was the problem—bad neighbors, leaks, noise problems, lousy plumbing? Something worse? Something mystifying? The trashman: Benjamin Gilmour Audio mastering by Les Lentz The text of these stories is licensed und
Publish Date: Feb 15, 2021
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What’s the shortest time you’ve ever lived somewhere before you left in frustration? What was the problem—bad neighbors, leaks, noise problems, lousy plumbing? Something worse? Something mystifying? The trashman: Benjamin Gilmour Audio mastering by Les Lentz The text of these stories is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Soren Narnia can also be heard on the podcasts 'The Ghosts on This Road' and 'Sibling Horror.' Watch his horror shorts 'Server Unknown,' 'Drop-ins,' and 'Sleeperette' on his YouTube channel. www.patreon.com/sorennarnia
well. Uh, here I am in the apartment. It's about as bad as I figured it would be from the looks of the place, from the sidewalk, Um, on the top floor, 5th floor and there's no elevator. The hallways are dark. That's the first thing the lisa and I apologized to me about, he's kind of a specimen. His name is Dennis. How do I describe him basically A more nervous, more insecure clark Kent. He met me down in the lobby to sign the papers. He was wearing a plaid flannel shirt in these pants, like something from a been at an army surplus store. He says, awesome a lot. Oh, you put your social security number on the right line, awesome. Uh, we see her strode strode, Realty. Never heard of him. So, uh, this is gonna be my first night in the city. I'm not gonna look for a job this week. I'm just gonna walk around the neighborhood and do some writing. I'm still kind of inspired. I'll go bring up some stuff from the van, see if there's a good diner in the neighborhood. I do like sounds from outside the window already. So This place has exactly one amenity, not counting free gas heat and I'm enjoying that amenity right now. Dennis called me today. He forgot to tell me about this little perk. The first thing he said was the smoke detector works. You tested it awesome. But then he told me that on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there is free garbage pickup. All I have to do is put my kin outside the door. Okay, like so and allegedly sometime after 10 tonight some mysterious entity will come and take the bag away. Thank God too, because to go up and down the steps with trash and have to go out back into the alley and hurl it over the lip of the nasty graffiti strewn dumpster. That's just not a scene of being too for too long. So we'll see if this works life at 35 the one West Gate Street. It does not get any better. Yeah I can't sleep second night laurel. I'm still just disoriented. Just the traffic sounds alone. There's sirens every half hour, there's train tracks somewhere nearby. I don't even understand where I walked around and I'm lonely. I mean new guy in town who hates people anyway. I miss laura. It's almost four. So About five minutes ago I heard footsteps out in the hallway and some other kind of noise and I'm guessing that this is this was the the trash contractor. Maybe they work like an overnight shift to a bunch of buildings in the area. Let's see um See if this worked. Uh huh. Uh yep. The bag is gone, trashcan is here so that's that's the thing. Except. Whoa okay this is interesting. Let me think about this for a second.