Now

now - way past tipsy - ran kime

I always wanted to be a writer, or so I thought. Well, not always. Maybe right now I want to be a writer. It’s funny to read some of my favorite authors schlepping around typewriters in the sixties just to carry a story.

I chuckle at the thought while I bang away on this wireless keyboard made by a company called Apple. Where and when will you be when you read this? Maybe tomorrow in your car, perhaps on the Red Line in a year or two. 

Right “Now”, you are reading this in the future of when I wrote it, which is, in a sense, telepathy. If you think about it, I have never spoken a word to you nor have we met, but somehow you understand exactly what I am saying right “Now” without speaking a word. We are communicating with each other at this exact moment in my time, but also in your time, which is “Now” for both you and I.   

Since you are reading this in the vast future or should I say your “Now”, you must be able to teleport yourself by “Now?”  Yes? 

What I ask of you is this…

Teleport yourself to the left of my desk, in front of my closet doors, and give me the peace symbol with your fingers or make some gesture for me to know that you are here.  

OK, ready? On three…1, 2, 3.  

You are not here, Am I?

Way Past Tipsy - ran kime

Read “Now” and other stories by Ran Kime in the collection Way Past Tipsy & Other Silent Cries for Help

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Ran Kime, a writer, poet, musician and recluse from New Hampshire, crafts abstract stories, flash fiction & poetry that probe the psyche. His collections include “Spectre of the Brocken: Halo for the observer” and “Way Past Tipsy & Other Silent Cries for Help”.