At first I thought Larry ...

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Title

At first I thought Larry ...

Creator

Jeff Sharlet

Source

https://instagram.com/p/sh9SXzJ38Q/

Date

2014-09-04

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jeffsharlet

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At first I thought Larry might be a not-so-secret villain. His store, a real grackle's shop of shiny pop cult marginalia, Franklin Mint collectible, & samurai swords, was called Treasure Center. "Adults Only," read a handwritten sign -- inside. But there was nothing naughty for sale. "I just don't like children," he said. "They break things." The black box glowing red in his hand was, he said, a stun gun; my phone camera was too slow to capture its blue sparking crackle. He was showing it off to a crony. "You could use this on your wife," Larry volunteered. "You know, if she got annoying." Blue sparks, zap, crackle and giggle. It was nervous laughter. #photoessay 1/6 #prayerhands // #nightshift #truestories #picturesandwords #documentary #serial #oralhistoryoftheworld #words #writersofinstagram #literary_original #literary_imagery

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Jeff Sharlet, “At first I thought Larry ...,” The InstaEssay Archive, accessed July 18, 2018, http://instaessayarchive.org/items/show/2553.