by Steed Dropout
Dec. 25, 2012
Twas the night before X-Mass and up and down Telegraph, few creatures stirred, except the occasional mouse.
As the last booths of the 29th annual holiday crafts fair folded, shortly after seven, a palpable void replaced last-minute shoppers. Holiday bustle yielded to holiday emptiness.
When the Med closed at 7:20, Teley went dead. Fred’s Market, a cigarette and booze stop remained open South of Dwight. Fred’s closed early, 10:20 p.m.
Not even the You Tube celebrity rats, showed up. A threatening storm that had made good its threats for days may have kept the rats away. Their agents advised them to avoid becoming drowned rats.