Crossing Over (a Mr. Deadman outtake)

5 Jun

Mr. Deadman crosses the road at the red, oblivious to oncoming traffic. He strolls jauntily, smiles beatifically, and whistles a happy tune, Chopin’s Funeral March. Cars swerve around him or come to a screeching halt in order to avoid running him over. When he gets to the other side of the road a cop stops him and hands him a ticket for jaywalking. “You should be more careful,” the cop says. “You could have got yourself killed.”

“Yes, Officer,” Mr. Deadman says as he examines the ticket. Crossing over is not without its costs, Mr. Deadman now understands.

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