Delvin's soft-soled shoes went "puhm puhm puhm" as he walked in front of the large store window. And then he heard the sounds. "Plink, plink, plink" At that same moment, three small holes appeared in the window. Instinctively, he dropped to the ground and tried to peer into the store from the bottom of the window, but was blocked by signs for the latest sale. A few seconds there was a kind of "scritch scritch scritch" that grew louder, closer and closer together until they were on top of each other. And then "pop" and "whoosh". He pulled his jacket over his head. "Tink tink" it began. He felt the pieces hit his jacket "pat pat" and then the "tink tink" too grew closer to and closer together, building to a deafening crescendo. And then silence. And "aaiiiieeeeeeeeee" of a woman screaming and a muttered "ugh" and a "slap" and then "ffft-ffff-ffff" of stuttered breath, but no more screaming. Another "uh" and "clunk" of a heavy object being placed on a counter. The "shick shick shick" of cash register keys pushed in rapid succession and the telltale "ding ding" and "zzzzzrt-shink" of the drawer sliding open and coins sliding around. There was a low "ohhhh ohhh" and then the "frunk". He couldn't tell if someone had been shot or maybe pistol-whipped, but they'd certainly just been kicked while they were down. The "hoo hoo hoo" of soft-crying could be heard. There was a "errr-unk" of the bill-weight being flipped up and the "flisk flisk flisk" of money being hurredly pulled from the register. Then silence. And then a "yeeee-aaaargh" of frustration, another "frunk" and another "ooooof." What was this guy's deal, Delvin wondered? Why kick him again? He heard the "shash shash" of a paper bag and then "bom bom" of heavy steps. Delvin quickly used his elbows to drag himself though the glass ("rask rask") towards the door. Suddenly a cheerful "ding ding" and then a low "wrrrr" and then "bvvvvvvv" of the door sliding open. In the distance, Delvin could hear the "wooOOOO woooOOOO" of sirens. He looked up, saw the shadow and lunged forward. There was a "klump," an uttered curse and then a juicy, sickening "whump" as the robber fell. Delvin calmly knelt on the man's back and waited for the police.
introspection technology entertainment-books and magazines sift work diet/exercise video funny cars worth repeating Christianity/church ideas and creativity bad company transit and development advertising / branding / marketing email music unclutter random entertainment-television food Google by-week 750 Starbucks 120 family #blogaday cool coffee parenting L.A. architecture entertainment-movies environment leadership Apple Seattle Christmas autism atad entertainment photos art and design weather politics by-year geography rain social identity travel Amazon home improvement Disney by-month money snow charity dream Lego how to vacation awful conference crime simplify children AT&T LOST news sports education fashion clueless improvement links no-bars-blog 2013 NASA NBC GTD fail good company nostalgia trust30 war 2014 empowerment holiday journalism legal picky power powerless quoted Cuba Lori cord-cutting focus great day inspirational radio Federal Way McDonalds Rachel Tacoma medical videoblog Boeing Microsoft Wal*mart buffy conspiracy culture laundry sellout web 2015 PLU art customer service fool review robots and drones