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23rd Street

AOn 23rd street you might find that the streetlights are off. In 23rd street you might also find that the sun always shines. Until night obliterates the sunís power.

Happenings in 23rd street remains unknown to outsiders. No one has been known to have left 23rd street. Ever.

There is a house on twenty third street. A big house. A black house. A big, black house guarded by fierce guard dogs.

But no human lives in the big, black house. Don Wakemore, the owner, is lying on the second flour of the big, black house guarded by fierce dogs. Decomposed and almost faceless, you can see that he was once a dog lover.

The poodles bark. Theyíll bite. They eat sand, because they are hungry and their master has not fed them. Their pelts are dirty. They have become fierce in their quest for survival and seem to be guarding the big, black house.

Poodles are non-aggressive dogs. These show-dogs have lived a pampered life, but hunger has driven them to do things that are beyond their nature but they will remain fiercely guarding the big black house. The outside is unknown and unknown is beyond the fence.

A cat jumped over the fence of the big, black house. The cat did not know about the fierce dogs. The fierce dogs knew about the cat. They had dinner. If they could they would tell all the dogs about this victory against the sworn enemy of dogs. But they knew no other dogs on the outside.

But their fear kept them from going outside. Outside, next to the big, black house guarded by fierce poodles on 23rd street sits another house. The house stands on four biggish columns, floating above all other homes on the street. In this house lived the man who killed Don Wakemore in the big black house. This man was jealous of Don in the big black house. A colour of hate.

The house next to the black house seemed like a white house. Guarded by big lizards, the house appeared white from a distance. On closer inspection it resembled pee. (Which it was, but that is beyond the scope of this narrative.) The man in the pee house, James Warranton, claims that he was not jealous of Don Wakemore. Rather hat Don was having sexual intercourse with Jamesís life partner.

The partner whom James met in a cinema. Brokeback Mountain opened that night. Jamesís defences against the murder, by sniper rifle, remain solely against his conscience though. No one knows about Jamesís murder of Don in the big black house. Except maybe Janie. Janie lived in the green house across the street. Veronica Mars is her favourite program and she was hired by James to feed his iguanas from Japan.

She also fed Donís poodles once every week while Don is away on business.

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