stuck on the spike


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He looked around the kitchen again. Neat and tidy. Two of Charlie’s drawings, made at the Vacation Bible School she had attended in July, held on the refrigerator with small plastic vegetables that had magnetic bases. An electric bill and a phone bill stuck on the spike with the motto PAY THESE LAST written across the base. Everything in its place and a place for everything.
Source: Firestarter by Stephen King

What does spike refer to in the kitchen? Is it normally used to hand dish towels?

Thank you.
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    To stick has two meaning:
    The mud has stuck to the hat - to adhere
    He stuck the pin into the ball -> to penetrate

    A phone bill stuck on the spike -> a phone bill had been penetrated by the spike
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