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The first Twizzler, or the one-third that is left of it, faces downward, defying gravity as it clings to the rusted storm drain grate.  Almost hidden among leaf debris, it is easy to miss.  How do I know it is facing downward?  That it is clinging, not sticking? I just do.

Up the block, all that remains are light green, wind-blown Twizzler shreds on the sidewalk where Twizzler Number Two, the rest of Twizzler Number One, and the shriveled apple used to be.

Cosmic clean-up force or concerned citizen?  We will never know.

Bound for greatness, the first Twizzler  is waiting for just the right moment.  I am sure of it.


8:00 PM Epilogue:  The first Twizzler has left the building–or at least the side of the storm drain grate.

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The first day, the luminous green Twizzler was precariously perched astride a storm drain.  Fifteen feet down the sidewalk, another lay ignominiously in harm’s way, in the middle of the walk.  One block down, the last Twizzler to be spotted, lay in the grass.

What mischief was afoot?  A morse code of space and Twizzler?  Accidental loss?  Or intentional toss?

Day two, the first Twizzler had lofted itself back onto the safety of the sidewalk, off the storm drain.  The second Twizzler remained in place.  The third, still a luminous shade of green-apple against half-brown grass, was half eaten – hopefully by critter, not child.

Day three found the first Twizzler again bridging space between drain and sidewalk.  The stress must be considerable.  The second Twizzler, no longer luminous, has taken on a chalky appearance, and whatever ate the first half of the third Twizzler, apparently came back to finish the job.  And then there were two.

On the fourth day, the first Twizzler is showing the strain.  Slimmer than ever, downright stringy, hanging again over the precipice of the storm drain.  Twizzler number two remains unmoved, yet oddly, its chalky opacity has given way to a translucency not seen since its youth.  Secret sauce or temperature variation?

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Twizzler update.

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