Circuitous Paths: Deadbeats

A stranger knocks on your door, asking for directions from your home to the closest gas station (or café, or library. Your pick!). Instead of the fastest and shortest route, give him/her the one involving the most fun detours.

A stranger came knocking at my door.

And asked me for the shortest route

To the next town.

He was accompanied by his wife and kids.

They seemed weary, exhausted, dead.

I packed them off to the nearest motel instead.

—Linus Fernandes.