"Bread Head" by Richard F. Yates

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Bread Head was a fashion victim---obviously. His desire from the newest, hippest, most trendy, DESIGNER clothing often led him to some of the most outlandish outfits known to man or monster...

Still, his other focus (on making DOUGH---as in CASH, not baking), allowed him to SPEND a lot on his wardrobe. … (read more)

Bread Head was a fashion victim---obviously. His desire from the newest, hippest, most trendy, DESIGNER clothing often led him to some of the most outlandish outfits known to man or monster...

Still, his other focus (on making DOUGH---as in CASH, not baking), allowed him to SPEND a lot on his wardrobe. Certain designers, knowing that Bread Head was easily impressed, added flashing lights and LED touches to their angora sweatshirts, and made leggings out of exotic threads (like braided coconut fur, dyed various colors by soaking the individual coconut hairs in pulverized flower baths... The labor intensive construction allowed the creators to charge more for their creations, even if they were really just colorful tights, than some people paid for their HOUSES!) In actuality, Bread Head's fashion addiction was undoubtedly unhealthy---and would eventually lead to his undoing...

Bread Head, on his 41st birthday, finally succumbed to his fashion obsession, when a particularly ambitious jacket designer came up with a "futuristic" hoodie that projected, in a lush, liquid crystal display covering the entire surface of the garment, the images and thoughts in the wearer's head. The process by which the jacket accessed the wearer's thoughts required that metallic nano-tube wires crawl into the skull of the wearer and attach themselves to the person's brain---but in a fluke, one in a billion accident, Bread Head happened to have a tiny bit of aluminum embedded in his skull from an archery accident that happened in his youth, and this fragment of aluminum somehow caught a cross-circuit with one of the metallic nano-tubes, which ELECTROCUTED Bread Head on the spot, in one of the most colorful, impressive, dramatic deaths ever caught on video. As the electrocution began, Bread Head's entire LIFE flashed before his eyes AND played out on the liquid crystal jacket display at the same time!!!

Although the event proved fatal to Bread Head, it was also considered one of the most impressive deaths ever performed at a clothing store, made Kirk Voopus, the jacket's designer, an instant superstar, AND in addition, Bread Head's Death Display won an academy award for special effects at that year's Oskars, and Bread Head's brother, Thomas, took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role in Bread Head's life...

Who would have thought??

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[P.S. - This portrait of Bread Head, drawn approximately two weeks before his death, is ink on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and colors.]


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Wooow if your creation caught me you can't imagine what it was like to read your story. I was fascinated !!!

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