The Universe spasms again. Subway ads intrude into realm of unprinted. The air solidifies.
- a poster on a platform says “The men in black suits are real. Join the MI believers ‘”(sure enough, there is a site for that.)
- another one warns “Be careful what you uncover. THE KILLINGS”. i don’t even want to google that.
- when the train finally came in and I got in a tucked-away seat, an ad stared straight at me. it depicted azure waters of a warm beach, tropical greenery and the words “Your happy place may be a balmy Ahh°F”. and then at the bottom of the ad, in 3-points-bigger font, it screamed: “DIE!”
- hastily, i looked away, at the floor, at the feet of a guy sitting next to me. he was shod in a pair of olive-green keds. around the heels the keds were decorated with a sentence: the war is over. in the next minute, the train came to a stop, the doors opened and I saw a poster on a platform’ wall. it said: The War Is Coming.