Numerical experimentation

One day, for example, I disguised myself as the number three and hoped no one would notice. Janice was in town all day, so there was no worry there. Steve, though, he was still in the flat. He woke late and seemed cautious, and when he stood for some minutes staring glassy-eyed at three elephant ornaments on the mantelpiece, I thought I had been discovered. With a shake of the head, he came to himself, sat down and turned on the telly. Occluded, I watched him until mid-afternoon, when he left in a hurry. I was shocked it had worked so well.

 

(Featured in Dodging The Rain – May, 2017)

4 responses to Numerical experimentation

  1. Nice. Dan Holloway wrote a book entirely in numbers called “Evie & Guy”

  2. Gabrielle Graham said:

    What a strange little story and to visualise even stranger, I liked it.

  3. Tacs Tacorda said:

    yeah strange and simply amusing, liked it

    • Simon K. said:

      Cheers, Tacs – glad you enjoyed it.

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