From Electric Arc Productions

Story from “The Keg” II

In Stories from the Keg on February 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

Each week or so, we’ll highlight a great TC writer who is exploring our next show’s theme (Spring Break for March 6!).  Let’s hear it for acclaimed local speculative fiction author, David Oppegaard!

The Party Animals

By David Oppegaard

Brad Koogs and Tate Mueller hadn’t attended college in more than a decade, but that didn’t stop them from still hitting the shit out of spring break each year.  They had been born to party, and party they must.

Koogs and Mules, as they referred to themselves, flew to the south of Texas every March, touching down in Corpus Christi.  From there, they descended on Padre Island in a rental SUV, storming the beach with coolers full of beer and cargo pockets full of ecstasy.  On that first hallowed morning of spring break, they’d set up their base camp with practiced fluidity, nearly silent as they laid down an old Persian carpet over the sand and set up two lawn chairs, a José Cuervo sun umbrella, and their beloved jam box.  They’d sit in the lawn chairs and feel like kings of old, staring into the golden waters of the Gulf of Mexico while the drugs and beer did their work, the prophetic music of Bob Marley and Dave Matthews wafting around them.

Read the rest of the story here.


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