Jean Alphin

"Short Stories"

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“Cora”


It is time to move on. Cora is moving in with her boyfriend Russ.

He has been trying, for months, to get her to move in with him.

Cora,finally told him,that,by the end of next month she will.

They have been going together since, the second year of college.

It was a nice three years,having Cora, as a room-mate.

We both have been friends,since middle school.

Cora and I,are both from Citrus City, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, we’re recent graduates,from N.C. College.

Early Saturday morning, when I woke up. The sun was shining in my window.

Birds were perched in the trees singing.

They must be happy with the humidity….. went through my mind.

The bedroom next to mine was quite, Cora must still be sleeping.

“She must of came home late, from her date.” I thought

I didn’t hear Cora, until after I got dressed and went down, into the kitchen.

She was sitting on one of the green and white chairs, with her head down on the kitchen table, sobbing.

Cora was still wearing her tan slacks,with a short sleeve,pink blouse,and her favorite dark brown sandals.

“What on earth, are you crying about?” I shouted

Cora raised her head off of the table. The whites of her brown eyes,were red,as beets. Her short brown hair,was a mess. So was her clothes, kinda wrinkled…..like she slept in her clothes all night.

“Just leave me alone Sara! I’m not perfect,like you!”

“What is that suppose to mean ? I never think of myself,as perfect.”

You,with your perfect blonde hair,always in place,and your slim body.

” You have guys chasing after you all the time. You, Sara! she mumbled, with a sniffle ……don’t have to worry about a date.” ” Never! ”

“I thought you and Russ, were in love ?”

“So did I!”

“Until yesterday after work. We were suppose to go out to dinner.

I left early, to surprise him. I got in my car,and drove to his apartment,thinking, he was still in bed. After working last night.

I was going to knock on his door, but I remembered he gave me a key,in case, he lost his.

Which he does, quite often.”

Then Cora started sobbing again.

“So what happened, that was so bad?” I asked

“Let me compose myself first. Can’t you see it hurts? You could care less….you just want to hear a story.’ Cora sobbed

“You have a nerve!” I yelled

“I’m not the one crying, like a nut, you are.”

She raised her arms above her head,with her hands in a fists.

“Okay! Okay!” screamed Cora

“I found the key in my change purse. Then left my self in.

Once I closed the door, I heard a laughter coming from the bedroom.

I opened the door slowly, to my shock,Russ,was standing in the middle of the bedroom, getting dressed.

Some blonde bitch,with her short hair,every which way.

Was sitting on the side of the bed,just with her bra on,putting on her panties. She looked over at me like she seen a ghost.

Russ stopped in his tracks when he seen me.

“I screamed! Russ,how can you do this to ?”

“I was so upset, I ran out to my car,and just drove, all night long.”

“How awful Cora!”

“I don’t want to ever speak to him again. That no-good….. son-of-a bitch.”

“I can’t believe, I almost moved in with him.”

“He almost had me, lucky for me, he showed his true self before I made that mistake.”

“Yes you are fortunate.”

“I’m going to take a shower and lay down.”said Cora

‘Fine with me, we can go somewhere later.”

A couple of hours later, Cora came back down to the living room, where I was relaxing.

“I’m not tired now. Let’s do something today, because I’m not shedding another

“Today is a great afternoon, to take a ride down the shore.”

“Since you probably won’t be moving out. I have some extra cash,to share.”

” What do you think Cora ?”

” We have our beach bags still in the trunk, of your car.” replied Cora laughing

“Yes we do!” “How perfect is that? I laughed

“Don’t get me started,Sara

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Mary Lou


Mary Lou Gibbs age twenty,and her boyfriend Ned Tuft age 20,both graduated from the same high school.  Which was  called Mallow high school in the city of Theron,in Pennsylvania.

They have grown up together as kids. They  started going together in Middle school,wherever Mary Lou was, Ned wasn’t far behind. Ned and his gal could pass for brother and sister. They both had black hair,medium height and pleasantry plump. Their features were almost a like. The only differences was  Ned had brown eyes,and Mary Lou’s eyes were bluest of the sea.

They both talked often about getting marry after high school. Ned told Mary Lou if we both go to college,then they would both marry afterwards……………which they both agreed.

Marylou went to the local community college,majoring in economics. Ned major in electrical engineering, at Penn State.

Ned would come back to  Theron on the week-ends.

During the week Mary Lou and Ned would keep up on each others accomplishments.

On one special occasion, Ned didn’t come home for the week-end. There was a huge birthday party for Ned’s room mate, Jim.

Ned ask Mary Lou if she wanted to go,and she replied. “No thank you! I don’t even know your friends at Penn State.”

“Okay Mary Lou,  don’t say later I didn’t ask.”

Little did Mary Lou know, that weekend, Ned got drunk at that party. He was dancing with the ladies and having a good time. Later that night, Ned left the party with a friend.

As they were leaving ,Ned said to Jim, Sandy and I are going to finish the party  else where.

Of course,  Ned never mention to Mary Lou the next week-end about him getting drunk at the party and leaving.

Everything was going fine for about four months until Sandy called him on his cell phone.  Ned was in  the state of shock after hanging up.

When Jim walked into the dorm, he said,”What’s a matter with you? You look like you just seen a ghost.”

“Jim, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Sandy just called me and told me she was expecting. What am I’m going to tell Mary Lou? We are suppose to be getting married after graduation.”

“Just tell her the truth!”sighed Jim

Several week-ends went by and Ned didn’t go home. Mary Lou kept calling,but Ned didn’t answer.

Finally in the middle of the week,when Ned decided to call Mary Lou. After him having a couple of drinks,he felt braving.

When he called her,he slowly told her what happen the night of the party,and the results,when Sandy called him months later.

Mary Lou was stun……

“Everything is off Ned!   Don’t you ever talk to me again.” then she slammed the phone down .

“Family Waves” (15)


{Troubled Sandy}

She said, “she was tired of him. I left my old job to get away from him.

We both met, while we were going to night school.He was studying to get his BS degree, I was studying to polish up on my computer skills.”

“His name is Jeff, and he and I hit it off great,at first.He would come over to my apartment,we would study together.Then one thing lead to another.”

“Jeff moved in with me, about two months after we met. Everything went fine for a while.

Then he started questioning me about, where I was going.

How long I was going to be. Also asked me if I was seeing anyone.”

“When I told him it was none of his business, he struck me in the face.

I was totally shocked. He apologized later, and I thought it was just a once thing.

But boy was I wrong. ! Just a week later he did it again. I told him to get out, I’m done with him.

I didn’t ever want to see him again.

Jeff packed his belongings up.   Before he left, he told her, we aren’t finished yet.

He slam the door behind him…… Sandy  thought she was finished with him for good..

Jeff calls me at work, he calls me on my cell phone.He doesn’t care what time it is.

He is always calling me and accusing me of having a girlfriend or boyfriend. He is always calling and telling me he is watching me, so I better watch my back.

“I’m really scared, Joni ! “  “ I remember Jeff telling me he used to be a heavy drinker. He said he had to quit, because he was always picking a fight with someone.”

“When it was all over he was put in jail and heavily fined. I bet he is drinking again!!”

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