Mime Story

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The Painter The man’s car strolls home from work, stopping with an ease. He sits in his car, hands on the wheel with the left hand at ten o’clock while the right’s at two. Staring at the rearview mirror with an upset and down face, he notices his hair is skewed. He climbs out of his car with difficulty as his foot got caught on the floor and his head hits the roof. The man shuffles his way inside his apartment and finds that he missed his favorite television program; his watch said eight o’clock, but his oven’s clock read nine o’clock. He effortlessly tosses his jacket and keys to his couch. They flutter in the air as if gravity ceased to exist, and then suddenly drop silently on the
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Unformatted text preview: couch with the keys under the jacket. He proceeds to his tiny kitchen where he slips; after crashing to glazed tiles, he attempts to get up, fails, and smacks his face once again. Finally, rising to his feet, the man opens his refrigerator and grabs a water bottle and a sandwich, which he left for just such an occasion. He takes his dinner down the steps to his basement. He stands at the bottom of the stairs, overlooking his wonderful works of art: the precision paintings of model cars. He places his meal on the side of his desk, and with a satisfied smile, continues his work on his favorite vehicle: a 1969 Ford Mustang....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course EXP 101 taught by Professor Finklestein during the Spring '08 term at Bentley.

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