What a Mess
all started after I found an old hickory nut
while raking leaves. I threw the nut across the
street and I guess a squirrel was watching.
Anyway, the squirrel ran down the tree and across
the street causing an oncoming car to swerve
off the road and into the woods.
driver, a huge black man, stumbled out of his
car and raced toward me, but he was hit by
another car going in the opposite direction.
driver of the second car jumped out of her
vehicle screaming until the black man pulled
himself up and he was holding a pistol. The cute
little screamer was an off-duty police officer
who initially called-in the accident and then
pulled out her pistol when she saw the guy's gun.
Several shots were exchanged until the black guy
dropped his pistol, but one of the bullets must
have hit a gas tank because there was an
explosion which knocked me down and started a
woods were ablaze when two police cars arrived
and they reported the fire.
guy was handcuffed and an ambulance called, but a
crowd was starting to form. I guess the black guy
was part of a nearby family reunion and at least
a dozen African Americans were getting really
loud and threatening.
fire trucks couldn't get through to the fire due
to the crowd of people and all the cars and the
fire was spreading to several nearby homes.
ambulance finally arrived, but was stalled by the
angry crowd who started rocking the vehicle and
eventually turned it over which enraged some of
the firemen and they turned the water hose on the
noticed that the fire finally engulfed one of the
homes as more police and more fire personnel
home owners also seemed ready to mount an
offensive when I looked down and saw the hickory
nut I had thrown across the street. I picked up
the nut and put it back exactly where I had found
it and the crisis immediately dissolved,
disappeared, evaporated and I woke up.
is the most comfortable hammock.