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The Orange Houses Chapter 11

By Paul Griffin

Chapter 11

JIMMI

  • In his cave, twenty days before the hanging, Jimmi creates night-vision goggles out of colored construction paper.
  • As he's making them, he has a flashback to the battlefield in the desert.
  • Then he's back to New York. He wishes he hadn't gotten rid of all his drugs.
  • He's hungry and going through withdrawal, so he heads to Joe's pad.
  • Joe always makes Jimmi breakfast and coffee when he comes around, and this time is no different.
  • He asks Jimmi to go with him to the hospital, but Jimmi won't go, and he slips out the door before Joe can even get him more coffee.