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from Geoff Herbach’s Stupid Fast

I showered but I couldn’t get the smell out of my nose.  Pee smell.  I wondered if I would smell vaguely of pee for the rest of my life? A brawny pee-smeller with fur and muscles. I wondered if it was worth it.  I figured it was.  I already knew it was.  Definitely.  “Did you notice your brain didn’t talk to itself the entire time you were lifting?” the voice in my head asked.  That’s great.  Maybe I’ll learn to enjoy the pee smell.  I thought of my dad and the smell in the Volvo.  I sniffed and crinkled my nose.  Weird smell.  Then I coated myself in deodorant.  I literally put deodorant on my whole body. Slip slop. Smelled like flowers soaked in pee.  Gross.


 from p. 83 of Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach, Sourcebooks, 2011

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