For thousands of years man has used plants to heal ... and to kill. What is growing in 117? Stu, the apartment handyman, will know obsession when he meets the beautiful new tenant with the deep green eyes ... and the horrific truth about Patchouli.
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Young love or lust... plays terrible tricks on your mind... or does it? I almost felt like I was spying on the central character... wanted to like him but wasnt upset with the ending! not sure I ever want to see stains on the wall or smell patchouli oil again.... ending was a bit too abrupt for me... would have like more explanation as to why? good short story tho!
He let curosity and his needs get the best of him. He also was the apartment handyman so he needed to know what was going on, didn't he? Although sometimes knowing too much and getting too involved can lead you down paths you can't get back up. It's the people, their problems, and the smells they emit. The smell, what is that lingering smell that invades your space? Stu, he likes his job and Jerry does an excellent job showing you how well he does his job and the interactions among the tenants. But sometimes, you never know what goes on behind the locked doors and perhaps it should stay that way.
Neighbors can be peculiar. They can be mysterious, unfriendly, or a little too friendly. But if your neighbor smells like "Patchouli", you had better pack up and move!!! Unfortunately for Stu, he works as the building's handyman in addition to being a tenant. The poor guy wouldn't leave if he could though, because one whiff of the pungent plant's fragrance and he was hooked. As the days progress, he finds himself in quite a "stew". The woman next door seems to have some eccentricities. Or perhaps she doesn't really live alone . . . This is another of author Jerry McKinney's well-wrought tales. He knows how to weave a story that will make you wonder until the end. And then he may leave you breathless, satisfied, or craving more. But one thing is certain: You will be enthralled and entertained from start to finish!