mon 20 jan 1997 12:00:00 brookline, ma
all this could be yours. invited on a talk show. celebrated, attacked with a chair.
the main idea was that there's this bum who suddenly wakes up one day extremely lucky. lights turn green for him, crowds part, he gets what he needs. he can heal people. so it seems like he's got some special status in the universe. then he loses this power after being celebrated too much. he has followers on the beach.
you inherit a big quilted overcoat from a friend or relative who then dies or disappears. later on you find little things have fallen through a hole in the inside pocket and are lurking inside the bottom of the coat. like a chapstick, a key, or a love letter.
someone who drives for a package delivery company takes his girlfriend along for the ride on day. they need to continue their very emotional argument that started over breakfast.
two people at dinner both have pagers go off at the same time, hers has a text message "HE'S LYING" and his says "SHE KNOWS."