Just Go to Sleep – Under the Hood: TIoJK (12/44)

The Preacherman

Think of this facility as a place to be when there’s nowhere else to go.


Just Go to Sleep

Hot, so hot. Too hot. Jonathan is feeling very hot, he won’t stop pouring sweat. Jonathan sweated profusely all the way home and now that he’s home and locked in nice and safe in his warm dark basement he’s still sweating, it’s too warm down here, too hot, he can’t take it.

Or maybe he can. Maybe he just needs a plan.

Jonathan Knox races up the stairs into his kitchen and throws the freezer door open. The tub of Rocky Road ice cream stares lustfully out at him. The condensation it leaked during the short drive home froze ever so slightly, making the browns and tans and marshmallow whites glisten like a co-ed sunbather fresh out of the swimming pool. Drooling, Jonathan grabs the tub with both hands and slams the freezer shut.

The tub doesn’t make it back to the freezer.

The ice cream doesn’t get the chance to melt again.

The Feller doesn’t want to kill Jonathan, but he will. If he has to, but he won’t have to. None of the Fellers will have to worry about ol’ Jonathan Knox, they’ll never see him again. Ol’ Jonathan Knox didn’t have a plan when he set out to burn Officer Asshole’s house down last night, but now Jonathan Knox has a plan. A new plan. A good plan. A full plan, just like his tummy. So, so very full.

Suddenly Jonathan feels very sleepy. He got himself all worked up and he always gets sleepy when he gets himself all worked up, unless his stomach starts to sting, but there’s ice cream in his stomach now so his stomach won’t start to sting, why can’t Jonathan just go to sleep?

But Jonathan Knox can go to sleep. He’s sitting on the kitchen floor – lying on the kitchen floor now – and his grubby hands are all sticky and slathered in nuts and marshmallows and yummy chocolate ice cream, but he can go to sleep now. Jonathan Knox ate a whole lot of Rocky Road ice cream, his life has been one long rocky road, but he’s not driving now. He can sleep now. He has a new plan for tonight, so he can sleep now.

Jonathan Knox can go to sleep now.


Hello Commons, this has been the sixth subchapter of the second chapter of Under the Hood: The Imprisonment of Jonathan Knox, a novel about a man who likes to eavesdrop on his neighbors.

Under the Hood: The Imprisonment of Jonathan Knox is the second book in the W-2222 series, a series of books which take place in Universe W-2222.

Under the Hood: The Imprisonment of Jonathan Knox is available to read for free in its entirety on my website. Click here to check it out.

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