thrice great hermes
by stanley lieber
he completely forgot about it and six months later it was still laying there on the floor of his mom’s closet. she hadn’t picked it up. had she even noticed? he wasn’t sure if she was laying a trap.
he shifted several boxes of his other confiscated belongings out of the way and happened upon the bear’s rifle. unused since before he was born. its firing pin removed. he pushed aside the useless mechanism and retrieved the item he was looking for.
later, in his room, he made a duplicate copy of the video.