I was walking downtown on Penn Avenue past the Nurses Uniforms shop when I saw her. She was coming out of the hardware store and I thought it to be peculiar that she was singing a cheerful song. The world had just gone to hell, literally and by god, she was singing! She was actually singing. “Hey!” I found myself shouting at her. “Wait!”
for a second, a look of surprise on her face. Probably just as
surprised as I was that there was anyone else left in this foolish
world, I decided. But instead of greeting me, she suddenly darted like I
was the devil himself, running down Laurel Street and heading Straight
for the old video store. I let out a heavy sigh and ran after her.