Right then; he discovered himself shivering in a lifeless culvert, painful shards of juvenile laughter reverberated through his head.
Right then; a black beetle, basking in the morning Sun, relished a new scent and turned in pursuit of the curious redolence.
Right then; two grackles were startled by approaching voices and flew out of the tall grass with bits of cookie in their black beaks.
Right then; a father pulled in the driveway, tickets for the ball game lay on the dashboard. He was surprised that no one bounded out the open door to greet him.
Right then; two boys dropped their bikes and raced to catch a purple balloon, scooting across a vacant lot, they found a red slipper too.
Right then; the unattended puppy, still wearing a Happy Birthday note, was jubilantly scampering about the open gate..
Right then; a delivery truck backed over a lone slipper, and crumpled a new tricycle.
Right then; a bifocal-ed man sat and gloomily reread the ruling of the state parole board. He stared long at the unblinking light, and wondered what would be on for lunch.
Right then; the young mother, dreamily leaned across the sheets to kiss her new boyfriend, and wondered where the draft was coming from.
Right then; a shopkeeper returned from the dumpster, and called the police to report a discarded bloody bathrobe.
Right then; Dr. Witstruck considered a social workers request to expand her clients medication, he determined the need to be in excess of the HMO guidelines and wondered what would be on for lunch.