Chicken costumed as Frankenstein
Chicken costumed as a mermaid
Chicken costumed as Alain Delon
Chicken costumed as a matador
Chicken costumed as a cyborg
Chicken costumed as another chicken in a chicken mask
All chicken, all poorly drawn, all poorly inked, all nothing to do with Pedro Almodóvar, who she was starting to suspect wasn’t actually the basis of this service station-stroke-restaurant out in the middle of nowhere.
Following the thought, she pulled up a map of the area on her phone, zoomed in and spat out Red Sonja in man town breath as she saw the word Almodóvar next to her own blue dot.
Well, now it made sense.
To a degree.
Though why was the nearest chicken dressed like the glasses guy from Re-animator?
She looked down at the surviving coffee granules in her cup, mostly sludge at the bottom, murky, deformed, then heard a voice in cautious Spanish and looked back up.
One of the staff was trying to wake the old guy sleeping on the table next to the toilets.
And getting nowhere.
Another was mopping the floor near her feet.
Then there was the woman still trying to scrub the stain off the one film poster in the place. Something in Portuguese that, based on the main pic, was an old horror film. Possibly giallo. Had the colour range for it.
Joanna sipped ghost coffee and watched the woman scrub.Continue reading