The Newtown Pentacle

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Curious things, in Astoria.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

It is happening again, here in Astoria Queens. As a humble narrator stumbles along while walking a highly reluctant dog named Zuzu, many things which the human infestation hereabouts get up to are noticed. The curious customs of the summer notwithstanding, every time the air begins to grow chill, a menacing event begins and spreads throughout the community.

Zuzu the dog is rather timid, and somewhat paranoid about several things. I’ve learned to trust the dog, and her vast canid sensory range – one that extends well beyond the dross observations which primate organs can discern. Well, except for the whole “see things in color” part, as dog vision ain’t so hot.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

You’re not paranoid if people are actually trying to mess with you.

Wires begin to intertwine with vegetation annually, carrying current to blinking bulbs of uncertain origin. One has attempted to discern if these blinks are carrying some sort of coded message, but mathematics has always been a language alien to me.

Like the “Aglet,” which is the metal or plastic tips of shoelaces, I believe their purpose might be sinister.

 – photo by Mitch Waxman

Curious combinations of colored light have been known to carry coded missives. Given that the vast majority of these wired strings are manufactured in the factories of China, one wonders if the Commisars of the People’s Republic of China’s Communist Party have found a way to directly infiltrate the subconscious mind.

I’m not paranoid, though.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

December 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

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  1. The Basilisk Hack.


    December 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

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