Strange Discoveries

I went out to the car this morning to head off to church only to discover someone else had been in there.  They didn’t break in, I’d somehow left the passenger side door unlocked.  They rummaged through the glove compartment, the center console, and below the radio.  They seem to have been looking for drugs.  Or more to the point “drugs” because the only thing that seems missing is a bottle of store brand ibuprofen.  Perhaps they had a bad headache from the weekend.  Maybe they spread it over pizza and tried to get high from that.  At any rate, they didn’t do any serious damage.  But from somewhere, deep in the recesses of a car that’s belonged to three generations of my family now there has appeared a roll of exposed black and white film.  A roll I don’t remember ever having shot.  A roll that isn’t C-41.  It’s Kodak Plus X 125, a dead line, no longer produced in Kodak Park, and I don’t have a dark room to attempt to develop it.  I don’t know who shot it.  I can’t remember ever trying this film type before.   My father didn’t experiment with less well known film types, and my grandfather wasn’t doing much black and white photography when he owned this car.  God alone knows what, if anything lurks within this canister.

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One Response to Strange Discoveries

  1. Jonny Eberle says:

    What an intriguing mystery. A thief who was only after ibuprofen and a roll of film that seemingly has appeared out of nowhere. I think you need to find a way to get it developed — who knows what secrets it may be hiding?

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