Photo blog 81

For this week’s Photo blog, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to tell you a story, as it was told to me, in pictures (and you’ll have to excuse my phone’s poor-quality camera):

Sometimes, when cities need to keep track of where they’ve buried their cables, they’ll paint little white symbols in the streets. Like this:

I spotted these symbols while walking home from the MAX train in Portland yesterday. Not long ago, someone else was walking a similar path and noticed the same symbols. But to this person, the symbols looked…. familiar. So this person, an artist, decided to enhance the symbols and share the vision. Which is why the artist added this little red splotch:

This red splotch was, in fact, an explosion, resulting from an impact from space lasers:

And that laser fire was originating from the Millennium Falcon:

Oh, hell yes!

Take that, Imperial TIE fighters! 🙂

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

5 thoughts on “Photo blog 81

  1. In the UK one finds random pairs of faded white circles on the pavement [sidewalk], which we take as evidence that the Mysterons have visited earth…

    (dum-dum dum dum-dum-dum DUM)

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