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Strange Actions chapter three
STRANGE ACTIONS / ACTOS EXTRAÑOS, by Carlos Pacheco / Lyon Lamb
Señoras y señores: No hay salvación.
En nosotros se está perdiendo la partida.
El Diablo juega ahora con las piezas blancas.
Juan José Arreola
Videogames. I dreamt I was an aged videogame programmer. My life was a gray trim of estability and tedium. Every night I bended at the feet of my cold bed and asked the Virgin of Guadalupe for a son of my own. Or better, that she gave life to \'Guy\', the latest character I just programmed for a fighting game. I woke up with the bitter certainty that my dream stole Pinocchio\'s idea. The infinite vein of creativity that inspired the surrealists was dead in me. I remembered that dream while I was in the arcades with Xavier. A furious character ---casually named Guy--- kicked the ass of the ill-fated puppet that fell into my grasp. What a pity to be the piece of chess of idiocy!
The ocassion Xavier and I were throwing our uncaring theories about videogames in the chinese lan
Strange Actions chapter two
Tuesday. Outside the concert room, in the lobby they put a guest book. Name, profession and phone number are to be written on it. When the concert was over I went to a higher place in the room; I saw many faces, many hair arrangements, noses, backs, I saw everything. But I needed to see her walking, to see her parting to actually find her. I stood, looking at the exit door. A horde of anxious clumsy feet covered the precise walking that would had revealed the target of my quest. Pissed, i jumped off my place and I tried to get out, being sure that i'd see her outside in the street, turning left some corner, fading away. It was in vain. People got stuck in the lobby while congratulated the players or signed the guest book.
"The guest book" I said to myself.
Quickly, I tore off the last page of the guest book and ran away to my car.
I put the yellow pages on my lap and weighed every female name in the list. i stopped my index over a surprising name. in that moment I discovered my Fate is
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