And Other Things to Do While Stuck in Traffic
Inspired by an afternoon of sitting in traffic. I was watching the couple in the car behind me arguing, and I wondered what it might have all been about, and why they picked this moment to have at it.
Written in 2022. Published with Roi Fainéant Press in 2022.
“And Other Things to Do While Stuck in Traffic” by R. Tim MorrisIn the rearview he watches the couple arguing. He adjusts the mirror and leans back, a wide-screen performance just for him. The woman is throwing her arms around, gesticulating madly and flailing about inside the tiny car behind him. Her dude smokes an e-cig, blowing fumes out the window, oblivious to how stupid he looks sucking on the silver dildo. It’s too fascinating and difficult to turn away from: the woman is all emotion, flickering between intimate sadness and sheer outrage, while the du