Jean Alphin

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“Family Waves” Ashley and Chloe (2)


When Ashley and Chloe were only six and four years old. Dad said he had enough, he packed his clothes,and I believe Mom helped him to pack. After he left we never heard anything from him again.

For a while , my sister’s, and I where melancholy. We thought, we had done something wrong. But Mom, made it clear. It wasn’t about us, it was, all about him. She also specified, he does love us all. That we should all remember that.

It’s 11:30 p.m, on Friday night, I will have to remind Chloe and Ashley its time to close up shop and get ready for bed. They probably won’t be happy about that,but they will have to get over it.They both know we have to get up early, Saturday morning,because we have to return their books. So they can choose another book to read for the week.

The next morning, I woke up early. I usually here the birds singing outside. Before I even get up out of bed. When I got up , looked out side of my window, it was still raining outside. I’m glad the girls don’t have school today.

On Saturday’s since mom went to aunt Doris’s house. I have been taking them to the library after we eat breakfast. So they can return their book that they took out the Saturday before. Since I’ve been here, they both read a book in one week.They both love to read,Ashley wants to be a school teacher when she grows up.Chloe wants to be a lot of things,she’ll probably will change her mind a dozen times

I go into the bathroom,to take a shower. Before I , go down stairs, and make breakfast, for all of us.
Mom’s has her bathroom, draped in blue. Except for the shower curtain. It has a white background, with muti colored butterflies.

As I get dressed, in by brown slacks,with a crème colored top. I hear a knock on the bathroom door. It’s Chole,she’s yelling, “ Let me in,I need to go bad!!”

I finish up, and let Chole in. I say, “ When you are done, washing, and dressing. Wake your sister up, so she can get washed, and dressed, before breakfast.” Chole replies, “ You make me do everything! ”

After breakfast, I was going to drive them to the library. But both the girls insist, that we walk, the two blocks,to the library. “ Ashley uttered, “ We aren’t going to melt,we can use our umbrella’s.” So off we went,when we arrived at the library. The librarian, Mrs. Minn’s, greeted us.
When we finished, finding a book,for our own reading. Mrs. Minn’s, stamped our books, and we headed home , the rain was almost, ended.

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“Family Waves” (1)


 

By  Jean Alphin

Here in the small town,  of  Sarvert,  Pennsylvania.  We’re in upstate Pennsylvania, near Cabott. The people  here, are friendly. But they seem to keep to their-selves.

Looking  outside  my  window,  the  sky  is  dark .  Just, once in a while  flashes  of light,surround  the sky. What a beautiful sight !

On the t.v. behind me,  a  Weather Channel reporter is talking about Hurricane Irene. As she speaks, the winds outside  are whistling loudly.The trees are swaying back and forth, I believe it is going to start raining soon.

Upstairs I can hear my two sisters playing games on the computer. Ashley is fourteen, second from the youngest,and Chloe is twelve the youngest.They are both upstairs playing with a game on the Internet. You can hear them laughing and enjoying them-selves.  Ashley and Chloe aren’t even aware of the nasty weather outside .

My name is Jeanine, I’m Ashley’s and Chloe’s oldest  sister. I’m a younger version of mom. Everybody thinks that mom and I are sisters,because we look so much alike.We’re the same height,with long brown hair,green eyes,and stubborn as a mule.

I was the first born ,mom and dad were both sixteen when I was born. I was an only child for a long time.

When I was in high school Ashley was born, after I graduated from high school Chloe was born. Mom and Dad and I use to go every where together, before my younger sisters were born.

Then things changed big time.My parents use to argue a lot, they didn’t argue like this before. I heard dad say to mom one time, “you wanted to have more kids not me.”

Mom had her hands full with taking care of my sisters. I helped Mom take care of my sisters. When I wasn’t working at the deli,my sister’s and I,would go to the park nearby. We would feed the pigeons,and  the squirrels. Do a little shopping,or go to the movies.This was a big thing to them.

“Family Waves”


In a couple of weeks, I will be posting. My short story-” Family Waves”. The story is about, a family that has their ups and downs.With teenagers in the family —  about their friends. Family helping each other– A member of the family, tries to help a stranger, who is asking for help.

I will be posting a paragraph, twice a week.

I have been writing, for some time,off and on– Poetry and lyrics. I’ve always, wanted  to write a novel. But actually, because of my every day,busy lifestyle. I didn’t think, I could find time,to write a novel. So, I’m starting out by writing a short story, for the first time. I hope you, come back and check my posts out.

I would love to  hear, all your comments.

Fluffy wants to knw


I don’t know about you! But what ever this is, I’ll gladly wait my turn.

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