Eclectic slide

The Consumerist today warned against potential household hazards, one of which merits mention here: “Small throw rugs are basically lying in wait for you to stumble over them.”

Which of course was a plot point, so to speak, in The Sparkle Chronicles:

It was a simple box step. I figured I couldn’t mess that up. And the music was slow and deliberate, just in case. We managed to stay nicely synchronized for about a minute and a half. And neither of us saw the throw rug, which I had thought was securely anchored under a sofa leg. The laws of physics, as they will, prevailed, and we landed more or less on our flanks, a hopeless tangle of limbs.

Still, you have to figure that a happy outcome like this is the exception rather than the rule.

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