Re: Tell my story


The Atomic Punk

Original Character by DC-Lover; Story by The Atomic Punk

~ Chapter 2 ~

“Hey there! Gary Proulx at your service. Normally, I’d shake your hand. Looks like we’ll have to wait until the end of your therapy.”

Another dock worker… another mutilated hand… I bet his toxicology report lists him as positive for “jump” as well.

“Okay, we’re going to start with some simple finger exercises. Try to touch the tip of each finger to the tip of your thumb. Sorry, I am not licensed to prescribe medication. Here at the Empire State Med Center, we believe that drugs interfere with physical rehab. They are a last resort.”

Besides, I don’t want to get you hooked on pain killers. This is getting serious. The cops are too corrupt. The mayor and city council are too incompetent. This city needs someone to bring attention to what’s going on at the Wharf – especially at Club Nicco.

“Well, that was a productive first session. Soak your hand in this ice. I’ll be back in a minute. I have to make a phone call.

“Hey, Keith, it’s Gary. You free for lunch? I want to trade some notes. I have an idea for a citizens’ patrol that will put a spotlight on Club Nicco. Cool, see you there.”

I see my patient’s already checking himself out. Also, the nurse is handing him a white bag. Something tells me that his doctor didn’t write him a prescription. Yep, he just slipped her a fifty dollar bill.

This plan better work. If anything, I’ve spent weeks designing this costume. And it’s the middle of April, so it’s not for Halloween. Soon Greenpoint will know the name of its newest hero: Red Silver.