MUNI Entrance to Hell (CLFM 2)
Before I could catch my breath the car vanished. I found myself sitting in a dingy booth looking out over a MUNI station.
A huge sign by the street corner announced it as the Powell Street MUNI . My gaze was immediately drawn to the haggard man walking towards me. Even from here I sensed his misery. Not just of the moment but a life drenched in melancholy’s blue tentacles.
“He’s your target,” The voice behind me whispered.
I didn’t turn, something within me knew I’d see nothing if I tried.
“What’s your name?” I asked the demon behind me, for surely only a demon would play with a man like this.
“They call me Mephistopheles.” His voice sounded thick with humor. “Call me what you will.”
“I’ll call you Les,” I said.
The stranger outside stopped, wary about coming closer.
“Hi Jake!” I called, the words popping into my mouth like an alien. “Come on in, I’ve got the perfect job for you.”
Who was the most shocked I don’t know, but Jake dutifully entered the cubicle when I opened the door.