A Very Short, Somewhat Sad, Albeit Creepy, Story


“I am Buhngold Bisttlerod” he bawled, “and this is what I have to say about that: rot it all!  Damn!  Fuck!  Shit!”

No one was with him at the time, which, had there been an observer, might have raised some curious inquiries.  Perhaps even eyebrows.

Apparently, Bungy[1] was not in the best of moods, even for him.

He seemed frustrated.  So frustrated that he kicked at a stone wall, damaging, perhaps even fracturing several toes, but that was just a somewhat normal (for him) habit, which explained the multitude of discarded toe casts that littered his small, crowded, fetid room.  In fact, going to the hospital to have fractured toes set was one of his only social activities.  Seemingly, he was somewhat smitten by one of the nurses and, given his lack of social graces, the only way for him to persuade her to pay him any attention, involved that strange, hedo-masochistic ritual ( a neologism just for him).

So off he hobbled, murmuring (sadly not under his breath, which was not at all pleasant), to see his fantasy paramour.  Unfortunately, when he arrived at the hospital’s emergency room, he was advised that his health insurance had been terminated, purportedly due to abuse of use, and thus he was asked to leave.

“I am Buhngold Bisttlerod” he was heard to say as he departed, limping and apparently furious, “and this is what I have to say about that” (not for the first time): “rot it all!  Damn!  Fuck!  Shit!”

© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2019; all rights reserved.  Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen).  Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales.  He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies).  He can be contacted at guillermo.calvo.mahe@gmail.com and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.



[1] As some, who did not dislike him as much as did others, called him to his face.  Behind his back the reference was otherwise.

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