Hes the Uncle Joe who stays up all night downing Monster Energy drinks in his garage with the door open all the way, shredding on Guitar Hero III.
Hes eighty-two and I hope that I am just like him when I get old, I tell Joshua. He says Uncle Joes family left him like a thousand years ago.
Do you want to be all alone when youre his age?
Joshua takes my Big Gulp and downs it.
Maybe he left some Monsters for us.
I say this like Joshua just doesnt get it. Joshua smashes my Big Gulp cup and shoots two at the trashcan.
He let me try on his army uniform one time.
Joshuas lips glow Fruit Punch red.
You look like Dracula, I tell him.
We stare at Uncle Joes house. The lights are all out. I point at a fading yellow star way past our street.
He said that he came from out there.