Trevor’s Word of the Moment: Ominous



Ominous. Man, that’s a good word. It sounds good. It feels good, like it wants to roll around in your mouth and come out in a great big tube like you find at some playgrounds, the kind of tubes little kids like to crawl through on their hands and knees.

I like to watch the cool moms follow their kids. Like to watch ’em coming and going.

Too bad ominous is one of those words Rusty likes. That right there means it’s a word I can’t use.

Maybe that’s okay. After all, ominous makes me think of bad shit. Life’s too short to spend thinking of bad shit. Or squirming. Or stopping as you walk between the bus and wherever-the-fuck-we’re-headed-now while Nature Boy Eric stops to sniff the air and tell all of us, like we’re too fucking dumb to know better, that a storm’s on the way.

The only storm this boy’s interested in is the sand storm that’ll kick up when Trevor here chases those cool moms through those tubes at the playground. And wins.



  1. Alice Audrey

    September 23, 2009 4:52 pm

    That line’s pretty ominous, Trev. Better keep your eyes peeled for the Dads.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..By George! Heavy Weighs the Crown in Turbulent Times =-.

  2. Jane

    September 24, 2009 6:24 am

    I love these little snippets, these glimpses into the characters psyches. I also love that last line, and Alice is right, he’d better watch out for the Dads!!

  3. Shelley Munro

    September 24, 2009 4:21 pm

    LOL – I’m going to think of Trevor every time I hear the word now.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Telling Titles =-.

  4. Julia Smith

    September 24, 2009 9:41 pm

    ‘Better keep your eyes peeled for the Dads.’

    LOL, Alice!

    Susan – I like this from Trevor:

    ‘Too bad ominous is one of those words Rusty likes. That right there means it’s a word I can’t use.’
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen – 125 – 13 Reasons to Read Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks =-.

  5. bunnygirl

    September 25, 2009 1:19 am

    Too bad ominous is one of those words Rusty likes

    Kerri probably uses that word when she catches wind of Trevor’s next plan.
    .-= bunnygirl´s last blog ..Audrey: At the Conference =-.

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