“The convention center? Well, go about six blocks, to where the old movie house used to be–the one that burned in ’87–What’d you say, Fred?”
“Now it’s condos. The Oaks.”
“Oh, that’s right. Well, just before the condos, turn left. When you get to where the Masonic lodge used to be, there’s a–What’s that, Fred?”
“It’s the Hyatt now–”
“All right, the Hyatt. Turn left again, and almost to where Milton Badey’s furniture store used to be–”
“Omni. One day they’ll knock down this diner and this’ll be where we used to be.”
This story was written for Friday Fictioneers. It first appeared on Telling the Truth, Mainly, on May 9, 2017.
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