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Eugene Ivanov via Wikimedia Commons

Cold Night by Chris Norris I see him, maybe a 100 yds off, drunkenly moving from car to car checking to see if anyone left a door unlocked. Nope. Then he sees my truck in the distance and makes a beeline. I remember that my windows are too darkly tinted, that he can’t see me, sitting behind the wheel. I feel safe, and thoughtful. As he reaches for my door, I open it into him with as much force as I can muster. From behind the door, I jump out, yelling. It is cold. I see that I have opened a cut in his forehead.

Chris Norris sells hats in downtown Boulder, and dreams of peddling stories, too.

38 May 10, 2018

Boulder Weekly