Jean Alphin

"Short Stories"

Archive for the month “April, 2013”

“Simon and his Friend”… “The Possum”


When Simon was a couple of months old, Simple and George knew,they had a problem on their hands.  He tried to go off by himself.,more than once.  But Simple wouldn’t have it. She would try to show her baby,how to survive outside,like she had to learn.

But Simon had a mind of his own. He would sneak away,when his mother and father were cat-napping.

While he was out exploring one day. He wandered into a yard, and a  human was sitting outside. The person was calling him” kitty- kitty”. Simon remembered his mother and father,warning him about the humans.  “Don’t let them catch you,because you’ll never see us again.”

Then the human went inside the house,and came out with something,and laid it on the ground. The same person called again “kitty – kitty”,and Simon hid behind a bush,until the person went back inside.

When the human went back in the house,Simon waited to see if they were coming back out. After waiting for a while,Simon slowly creep-ed over,to what ever was left on the ground. The closer he got,he could smell something good. When he finally got to the food,he sniff and sniff,he thought it smell good. He didn’t know what it was,but it sure did taste good to him.

Simon continued to do this every night,until his mother caught on. One night she followed him.

Simple couldn’t believe what her son was up to. He must have been sneaking out and finding food for himself. He had a friend with him,it looks like a baby possum. The possum was black and white, with a long pointy tail, and a pointy snout. They were both eating,so Simple watched for a while,than went back home.

This went on for a while,Simon would sneak out,and Simple would follow him,in case he got into trouble.

Then one night,Simple followed him back to the same place,and she couldn’t believe her eyes. He was cautiously walking  into the house,and was nibbling on a hot-dog.

Simon was nibbling a hot-dog.

Simon was nibbling a hot-dog.

Simple jumped up on the top of the fence,to watch her son. She jumped up their very softly so Simon wouldn’t know.

Simon heard a noise,and he ran behind a bush. The human who was feeding him,brought out two bowls. The human yelled,”kitty – kitty”,come back and eat. You have your piece of hot-dog,and a bowl of cream of wheat. Then the human went back in the house.

Simon waited for a while,then went back to the food. He looked in the bowls. and thought, sure enough one had my favorite, the piece of hot-dog in it,and the other had cream of wheat in it.

He started to eat his hot-dog,when his friend the possum,came out of nowhere. He startle Simon,for a minute. The possum went straight to Simon’s hot-dog,which made him mad.

The possum didn’t care,he put it in his mouth and walked away from the bowls.

Simon was steaming,he wanted his hot-dog back. “I’m going to get it back,” he told the possum.

The next thing Simon did,was leap right on the possum’s back. Then bounced on the ground,the possum wasn’t giving it up.

Simple jumped down from the fence,and scolded Simon.

“I’ve  been watching you for a couple of weeks. You are so lucky,that your friend didn’t attack you. Now you march home,and I’m going to tell your father what you been up to.”

Simon wouldn’t  listen to his mother or father. He continued to sneak out.

Finally his parents said one day,”You’re  now  old enough to be on your own”.

Simon was so happy to hear that,and merrily said good by to his parents.

He went on his new adventure, hoping to bump into his possum friend.

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“I Can’t Find My Way Home”


This is a story about a lost calico kitten ,with beautiful colors,brown,orange and a hint of black.  She couldn’t be no more than eight months old.. Her name is Simple, that is what her two little friends call her anyway. She was happy living there,with the family.

Where is my friends at?

Where is my friends at?

Then one day when the two children,Larry and Susie went outside to play. Simple went out to play with them. They all were having a good time,when Simple seen another cat. She decided to go over and check this new friend out.He said his name was George,and he is new in the neighborhood.

“My name is Simple,and I was playing in the backyard with my two little friends. But I got bored after a while,and I noticed you sitting in the grass,in the next yard”.

“Do you want to play”?  Simple asked George

“Sure ” try and catch me.” said George

Then, they started having a good time together. Chasing each other up and down the sidewalks, across the grass in the park.and up and down the streets. Until they both got tired,then laid down in the grass and rested for a while.

When it started to get dark,Simple said to George, “I have to get back to my two friends.” See you tomorrow.”

Simple didn’t know how to get back home,she went up and down the streets.  But she couldn’t find her way back,she was scared. Simple already dodged a big black dog,running down the street.

“Where are my two friends”? thought Simple

What Simple didn’t know was,her family had to pack their belongings up. Because the moving truck was coming the next day. Simple’s two little friends,and their parents,were moving where their father had a new job,in another state. The parents told the children,they would get them both another kitten. Because their kitten had run away.

Just as she cross the street,she seen her friend George,and told him she couldn’t find her way back home.

“Don’t worry Simple, why don’t you come over where,I’ve been sleeping. I’ll take you their,it’s under a table in a back yard. ,and we’ll be safe.”

“Goody Goody!” said Simple. “I’ll feel safe with you George.”

“Lets get some sleep,and I’ll help you tomorrow, look for your house.”

“Okay,George!   Show me where you live.”

The next morning,when Simple woke-up,George said, “Simple you must be hungry,lets go and find something to eat.”

“Can’t we wait until we get to our house,they always leave food  out for me.”

“Okay if that is what you want to do.”

“Alright Simple!” Lets try and find your house.”

Off they went together, up and down the streets,up and down the alleys,but Simple couldn’t find her house. They both did this for a couple of weeks,and they still couldn’t find the house. Then one day,they came across where Simple lived. They both walked in the backyard,and noticed the backdoor was open. George and Simple walked in,and nobody was their. The house was empty.

“Simple,I don’t think they live here any more.”

Simple started to cry,”What am I going to do now? Why didn’t they take me with them?”

George said,”They probably thought you ran away.”

George is keeping an out-look,while Simple sleeps.

George is keeping an eye -out on Simple,while she sleeps.

“Come back with me Simple,I’ll never leave you.”said George

Simple said,”I don’t know where to go now,this is the saddest day of my life.”

“I’ll take care of you Simple,you’ll be very happy.”

Then they both strolled out of the yard. George found something for him and Simple to eat. Then Simple and George took a little cat-nap.

As the months passed,George and Simple had a good relationship. George showed Simple,all the ways to survive outside. She began to enjoy her new found freedom,in the great outdoors.

After some time,Simon was born.

Simple and George said,  ” Boy is he a hand-full.”

I hope they have food here!

I hope they have food here!

“Update on “Sunnie Haze”


I will be finishing  up “Sunnie Haze” soon.   I don’t have a clue,what the next short story will be about.

I’ve been so busy with so many things.

My baby sister is having another birthday soon. Each year she makes me feel older,but I love her any way. (LOL).   My husband and I are trying to arrange a little party for her.

Then in a couple of months,my other sister that is two years older,than my youngest sister. Who lives in Colorado, is coming to visit our family for two weeks.  Our  family hasn’t seen her  since the eighties. Of-course we talk to her on the phone,but you know,that just isn’t the same. Everybody is just ecstatic about her coming.

I’ll keep every one updated,when I start another short story.

I hope you are enjoying, reading  “Sunnie Haze”

Thanks to all my faithful followers.

 

 

 

 

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