Progression #5

[Chapter One- “The Trail” — Part Five of Six]

progression number five

{To be continued…}

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


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Jack turned to the right and walked along the riverbank.
The only thing obstructing the beautiful scenery was the underside of an overpass. The old highway above was no longer in use. One of the many roads that had been blocked off and abandoned since fools with power had started shutting down the coal plants and deindustrializing the country.
I remember old Joe talking about how a fake version of environmentalism would be used against us- Everyone used to just laugh at him.


Jack continued down the narrow bank until he was under the bridge. The shade provided there was a nice break from the unforgiving heat.

There was a black and white cat spray painted onto the concrete wall there. He had seen this image graffitied all across the city [Obviously created with a stencil] and wondered who was doing it.
What could possess someone to illegally paint an image of a cat over and over again? He was moving in for a closer look and tripped on something.


Looking down he discovered a discarded can of spray paint that had been burned in a small bonfire.
Jack picked up the charred can and, looking around, realized that there were at least a dozen more just like it piled up in the shrubs nearby.
He wondered if this was the secret lair of the graffiti artist or simply the testing ground for the black and white cat image.
But the ashes from the fire don’t look very old- The artist was here recently.


6 thoughts on “Progression #5

  1. Love the black & white cat stencil art… I’m still along for the ride, and love seeing the installments waiting in my In Box 🙂

    1. Thanks, Ella Dee! It makes my day knowing that someone looks forward to these! This story is going to go in many different directions– Have a great week!

  2. Love the image of the cat! Very interested in the fake version of environmentalism.

    1. Thanks again! Well, I was just trying to imply how different things / movements can provoke obsessive / fanatical behavior from groups of people and then steered away from their original intentions to be used as a form of control… More on that later! 🙂

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