Jean Alphin

"Short Stories"

Archive for the month “March, 2014”

” We Found a Friend ”


“My parents divorced,about five years ago. After, I finished my studies at Kent Community College.”

“I decided, to move out on my own. Mom was never home,she was either working, or out with her friends.”

“Most of my friends,where,I grew-up here,in Newlines,Pennsylvania.”

“Either,moved away,or busy starting their own new life.”

“I don’t have any siblings, so this was,the right move for me.”

“I found a spacious apartment, in the town of Veer. Three miles from my hometown.

“Closer to where I’m employed…I work for….. ” Veer Utility Company”.

“Been their since 1990. That’s almost 4 years ago.”

“I do a lot of reading in my spare time. Which is mostly on the week-ends.

I’m single, and not in an relationship. I was seeing someone, while going to college. But,that didn’t have an happy ending.”

“I don’t like to go out by myself. It’s no fun going out to eat, or see a good movie, alone. Unless, of-course, it’s shopping. My co-workers,are either married,or older. With that said, my friendship, stay’s at work.”

“When I woke-up Saturday morning, after going to bed early. I was energized,for the day,after a hard working week. Sunlight flooded the bedroom. All last week, we had April showers.”

“I finished, my usual Saturday chores early. I decided to get dressed, eat lunch, then go outside,for a walk.”

“I’m going to wear my blue walking shorts,and white tee-shirt.

After I get dressed, I’ll called Lucy, maybe,she’ll walk with me.”

I searched in my mid-size, brown pocketbook,for my cell-phone.

“Their it is!”

I picked up the phone,and put in Lucy’s number. The phone rang three times,before she answered.

“Hi Lucy!”

“Hi Missy!” “I was getting ready to lay on the couch for a nap. Bruce was
up to his old shit last night!”

“What part doesn’t he understand?”

“I caught him red handed,with that blonde, hair bitch. He’s been calling me all night, apologizing,for his so called,one night stand.”

“I guess, he wants to come back?” I mumbled

“Yes!” “He thinks,I should welcome him back,with open arms. Because, he was drunk, he’s sorry!” “Screw him!!”

“Lucy,call me back, when you wake up. You’ll have a clearer head.”

“Who’s side are you on?” sigh Lucy

“Good Bye Lucy!”

Lucy and I have been friends,for a couple of years. We first met at a book store.
I was reaching for a book, on the top shelf. She was looking at the books,on the opposite side, of the bookshelf.

Just as I reached for a book,the book slipped out of my hand,and it rested on top of her head.
My brown eyes got as big as an almond,and I could feel heat,coming from my face.

Nevertheless,it startled Lucy, when the book landed on her head.

Then she started laughing so hard,she had tears rolling down her face.

I couldn’t apologize enough.

Lucy just gave me a hug,and laughed. “Shit happens!”

We been good friends, ever since.

We have a lot in common, we are both in our late twenties ,5’5″ tall, shoulder length light brown hair,and single.

I don’t want to tell you, but we aren’t slender,like the models are. We’re more on the chunky side.

Don’t tell Lucy, but she is a little chunkier than me. I love her just the same.

She is like a sister, I never had.

On the other hand,Lucy,has a live-in boyfriend.

Bruce. 6’1″ tall, husky, with short curly dark brown hair,green eyes,and a sloping nose. As you already know,he likes to drink,and make a ass,out of himself.

I decided to take a walk anyway. Let Lucy and Bruce straighten their problem out.
The sun was still shinning, there was a little breeze blowing. Not bad for being in the late fifties.

After walking maybe one mile, I was ready to start back home. The sky was starting to get black,and it looked like it was going to pour again.

Bernie and Buttons was playing in the dog park.

“Look up at the sky,Bernie said, Buttons,it looks like it’s going to rain again.”

“Oh, not again!” “I’m finally dry, from the last rain.” mumbled Buttons

“Let’s make a run for it! Buttons.

Just as it started raining, Bernie grab Buttons by his arm. He couldn’t see in front of him, on account of the pouring rain. Just as he reached the opening in the park. Somebody reached down,and picked him,and Buttons up.

“You poor baby!” said Missy

“Let me get us both to a dry place. Until it slows down.” sighed Missy

“There’s a bus station across the street, I’m gonna make a run for it.”

She held Bernie close to her,and Bernie was just wagging his tail.

Buttons was whispering. “Help,Help!”

Missy and Bernie were both drenched. So was poor Buttons.

Missy put Bernie down, once they arrived at the bus station.

“Give me that bear you have in your mouth”. said Missy

Bernie started to growl at her.

“Okay boy!” as she jumped back.

“You can keep your toy.”

“You stay! I’m going into the station,and ask when the next next bus is due,then I’ll take you to my place. Because your wandering by yourself,and I don’t want you to get run over by a car. “Okay you poor dog.”

She left me and Buttons,in a little hallway,and shut the door.

While Missy was going……

“She sounds like she nice, Buttons….. Look the rain has slowed down,do you want to make a run for it,or stay with this human?”

“She doesn’t like me,she wants to throw me away,like that other person.”

“We don’t have any place to go right now,and she seems like she’s nice.

I’ll make a deal with you…we’ll go with her,but,if she treats us mean later,we’ll get away. I promise,I won’t let her throw you away.”

“Alright Bernie!” I don’t like it, but I’ll give it a try.”

“Here she comes,remember, we don’t talk, when she’s around, deal?”

burnieandbuttons“Shhh!” “Deal!”

march 30


“Bernie and Buttons”


burnieandbuttons

I’m lost! I’m hungry! I shouldn’t of jumped out that car window.

Although, I thought, I could find a friend, that loves me.

My master,was mean to me, always yelling and kicking at me.

The meanie didn’t even pull over and see if I was hurt.

I guess, if your going to read this. I better tell you my name.

Meanie, called me Bernie, sometimes, he would call me, “Get Out of my Way.”

He said, he found me wandering the streets in the pouring rain, all by
myself.

So he took me home to his house, because, I looked like a wet,little mutt.

He was nice to me at first. He would play with me……then all of a sudden, after he stepped,on my paw. (Ouch!) I growled at him.

That was it for him….then he got mean with me.

I once was happy,but he made me very sad.

That is the reason, I jumped out the car window.

I didn’t care, if I got hurt, I just wanted to be rid of him.

Nevertheless, here I am, walking down this big road.

All by myself…cars passing me by, and probably wanting me to dart across the street.

I’m to smart for them.

I’m going to keep moving along side of the road carefully.

Maybe the sun will go away soon.

Goody! I’m finally off that big road.

Looky! There’s a big trash can, and a smaller one next to it.

Maybe I can look in one of them, for something to eat.

Just as I started to check – out the big can.

I heard something moving in the little can.

I walked over to the little can, and I heard a low voice coming from under the trash.

“Somebody help me, please!” “I’m stuck in this can.”

Startled, I moved my nose over to the can, and pushed the trash away.

“Help me up big guy!” “Somebody threw me in here.”

“Well, look what we have here!”

“A talking little Teddy Bear.” said Bernie, with a smile.

“So what’s wrong with that? Your a funny looking talking dog.”

“Let me get you out of this trash can,before you start smelling.”

I grabbed the Teddy out, with my mouth, by his arm.

“Don’t hurt me!” “Don’t hurt me!” The Teddy cried.

“Your silly!” “I wouldn’t hurt a little guy like you.”

“What are you, about four inches tall, with your brown self?”

“Your just to funny!” Sigh the Teddy Bear.

“Well if you want to hang with me, laughed Bernie. That is how I’m going to have to carry you.”

“What are you crazy?” “I might be small, however, I know how to walk.”

“Great news little fellow. What is your name?”

“Ahhh!” “I don’t have a name. I just came out of the toy store.”

“My little friend, just bought me. He lost me before he got me home.”

“Then someone came along, and dump me in the trash.”

” All right then!” “I’m just going to have to give you a name.” nodded Bernie.

“I hope your good in that department.” sighed Teddy

“Let me see…How about Sherman or Howard? Maybe Reed or Reds?”

“Apparently, your in the wrong department.” laughed Teddy

“I could just call you plain Teddy.”

“I know!” “I know!” yelled Bernie.

“Your name is going to be…… “Buttons”.

“How do you like that name? Bubbled Bernie

“I like it!” “I like it!” “Now we’re best friends.

“I don’t know about that, we just met.”

“Okay!” “I’ll settle for plain friends than.” sighed Buttons.

“That’s settled!”

‘Let’s see if we can find something to eat. I’m starving!” said Bernie

“Can’t we go to your house to eat?”

“That’s another story, Buttons”…”I’ll fill you in later.”

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