A week ago, I posted a story called “The Virtue of Patience” about two people in an elevator and the way their relationship evolves over time.
Monocle (Raziel Moore) took up the challenge of the same basic scenario and wrote a wonderfully raw and dystopic piece called “Vertical Hold”
Today Redbud (William Crimson) has added to the elevator meme with a lovely story called “Jacob’s Ladder“. Please take the time to savour it. It goes even further in exploring both the sterility and repetition of the quotidian life of little gray men and women – to wonderful effect.
“…The elevator doors smoothly closed. She turned her back to him and was pushed backward. Her buttocks, in the rounded gray skirt, pressed against his crotch. He nervously glanced to either side. His crotch stiffened.
Floor 28. She left the elevator…”
Read “Jacob’s Ladder” by Redbud