XaW Files Chapter 1 Episode 16
The streets were like a maze, concrete haze, clearing Gromitov’s memory daze phase.
Numbers and letters, doors and windows, where was I, and what number was I.
I thought of the Prisoner television series, where the protagonist was assigned number 6.
Thinking time inspired café dive.———————————————————-
———————————————————–I left through the back door. I felt twenty-six
per-cent sure I could make it out of Omsk in one piece. My spirits were raised as I saw a
www sign and remembered the greenYgrey website’s www motto. I saw a p, and just out
of interest I asked it if it had been in The Prisoner. It said it was not a part of Prisoner,
it was a free letter. Walking out of town I also felt already free.
Omsk was just a fantasy, like every other village, town and city.
Streets are created like sculptures, given names by searchers.
Searching for something by creating new. I saw a me café with a table for two. Dropped in.
Fell out under a fill-it of fish.
I’m the fish
that got away
set in greenYgrey
I’m going your way
I’m much bigger
growing in your memory
give me a kiss
and I’ll bite
before I unload
my catch and
suck up my anchor
I’m your westward ticket
you can’t afford to miss it.
The Prisoner television series. A catchphrase of its protagonist was that he was not a number, he was a free man. Iron Maiden wrote a song inspired by the series.
Omsk street sculpture.
Previously on this website
By the makers of XaW Files:
greenYgrey virtual travel trilogy Part 2