The Vagrant’s Tail
A Short Story
By Garry Grierson
Copyright 2011 Garry Grierson
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Arthur Meadows grabbed the cold lamppost as the world spun around his head. He slid down the smooth metal and came to an abrupt stop on the cold wet ground. The suburban street shimmered into view as the world came to a stop. The familiar yet now very alien road was a sobering sight. He used to live here. It seemed a strange thought now.
He gazed down at the crumpled and dog-eared business-card held tight in his clenched fist. This was the last physical reminder of his previous life. Arthur opened his hand and watched as the wind carried the old card high up into the air.