“NOW I WANNA SNIFF SOME GLUE”
A short story by Jeff R. Lonto
Copyright 2017 by Jeff R. Lonto. All rights reserved.
Published by Studio Z-7 Publishing, Minneapolis, MN, via Smashwords.
It was the summer of 1973, a particularly hot, humid day. The Delaney family was having their annual family get-together. While music played from the living room stereo, all the doors and windows were wide open, people filled the house, the front and back yards. Adults were drinking and socializing and kids were playing and chasing one another.
Tom Delaney and his cousin Terry Stone, meanwhile, were up in the attic, sitting on the floor and listening to a David Bowie album on a record player they brought up there. The two teenagers were getting themselves high sniffing model airplane glue. The boys made models together when they were younger and had since enjoyed the pleasant effects of glue.
"Wow. This is good shit," said the long, blond-haired Tom.
Droopy-eyed Terry took another sniff from the tube. "Yeah, it's great. I'm floatin' now!"
With Bowie rockin' and glue fumes penetrating their brains, they found profound things to talk about.
"Man you shoulda seen this chick I saw at the drug store the other day," said Tom. "She had tits like you wouldn't believe. They were mega-tits, man!"