Get in the tub, my mother said.
Before I did I inspected the bottom of my feet.
My feet ain't dirty, I yelled.
Get your ass in the tub, my mother said.
But... Get in the tub, she said again.
I turned on the bath water and waited for the tub to fill up before I got in.
I went into the kitchen to get the dish detergent. I used the dish detergent to make bubbles.
The tub was full; I got in.
I was upset because I wanted to watch the Brady Bunch. I just had to watch the Brady Bunch. I watched the Brady Bunch every day at five o'clock.
I got out of the tub, dripping wet.
I tip toed pass my mothers bedroom into mine, unplugged my 19' black and white television.
I lugged it to the bathroom.
I plugged it in.
I don't remember what happened next.
When I woke up I was lying on my bed.
My mother was standing over me.
What happened, I asked?
You were electrocuted.
I looked at my hands. They both were black.
What time is it, I asked my mother.
Did I miss the Brady Bunch?