#12 Joshua

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Joshua is a hobo. He wasn’t always a hobo, once he had a wife and a job and a house and everything. He always wanted to move up in the world, rushing everywhere and being a major workaholic. He accidentally pissed off a disguised witch and she cursed him so that he would never be able to stop walking, ever. He is no longer able to take any form of transportation (except maybe a bike) because he will involuntarily get up and try to walk around. He only stops walking when his body’s too tired to go on or when he’s unconscious. Because he really can’t function in society anymore, his boss has fired him and his wife has divorced him out of frustration and despair. She takes the house too since, well, he really couldn’t do much with it.

After this soul crushing turn of events, Josh tries frantically to find the woman who’d done this to him (walking powers, go!). He finally finds her but it turns out that she’s died in the remaining period.

Angry and depressed, Josh aimlessly well, walks around. After a while he starts to notice (because you can only stew for so long) his surroundings and realizes they’re beautiful. All his years he’s been too busy and distracted to pay attention to such things, but now he’s got plenty of time.

Josh decides to explore the land he lives on. He goes sightseeing everywhere and gets known as the Wandering Hobo worldwide. He’s learned to live off the land but whenever he comes to a city people tend to just hand him food for his never-ending journey. Other than the gift food (which he keeps in a bag) and the clothes off his back, his only keepsake is a picture of his former wife.

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