Friday, September 13, 2019

Quote of the Week: Secret Shocks

Everything's been electric lately. Lately everything I touch gives off an electric shock: doorknobs, the railings of stairs, the water from the faucet, the car when I get out. I put my finger to the object, raise it to my lips: electricity. I slap things first to ground myself. I assault the metal around me on a constant basis, before it can strike me back, The keys on my ring hum with voltage; I must grab them with my teeth clenched, before dropping them in my pocket where they might ignite a naked nerve. My day's filled with hitting things. Only at night, on a mattress that  holds no current, do I confront a different electricity altogether.
 - Steve Erickson, Leap Year, p.10

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