Jean Alphin

"Short Stories"

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Who Would of Thought That ?


One summer evening, in the little town of Weals. Betty was sitting on her back porch reading.

She put her book down, and waited for the noise to stop.

The dogs,a couple of houses down, were barking consistently.

They have been barking,ever since their next-door neighbors moved,last week.

Their owner seems to have to bring them into the house to quite them.

Betty is short,with curly white hair. Her husband passed away five and a half years ago.

Her grown children, have moved on with their own lives, out of Pennsylvania.

That said, Betty has been living quietly by herself with Susie, her cat.

As Betty picked up her thriller book, that she was reading.

She thought she heard a cat meowing.

Betty looked under her side table next to her.

“Look at you Susie, you’re in la,la, land.”

“I must be hearing things,this book must be getting to me.”

thought Betty, as she smiled at the cat.

The next night,she went back out on her porch, to read.

Susie jumped on Betty’s lap, like she did as a kitten.

Susie has big grey spots, all over her white body.

On the tip of her tail, she has a brown spot.

Betty and her late husband,fell in love with Susie,right away, twelve years ago, at the S.P.C.A.

The dogs started barking again, it seemed louder than usual.

The two dogs,looked like they were barking at the back door next to the yard.

I wonder if there is someone in the empty house,Betty thought.

That’s just a crazy thought,but who knows,crazy things goes on,she said to herself.

After about two hours of reading, Betty put her book down.

“Let’s go in the house and go to bed, Susie.”

Betty stretched and Susie followed.

The following morning, Betty made a cup of coffee,trying to wake up.

She walked out on her back porch,as a dog from the next yard was barking,at the window, in the empty house.

The brown dog,from the neighbor near by, must have gotten out from his yard.

Something must be wrong in the house. Betty said to herself.

“I’m going to call the police, and see what is going on.” she said out loud.

Betty called the police and explained what’s happening.

The fellow on the phone said, he would send an officer over.

Betty gave the fellow on the phone,the address of the empty house,and thanked him,before she hung up.

Betty waited on her porch,until she seen the police car pull up,about an hour later.

Betty walked over to the house, where the police just got out of their car.

Stella, the neighbor next door from the empty house came out of her house.

“What’s going on?” yelled Stella

“This lady called us,she thinks someone is in the empty house.”replied the officer.

“I know my dogs have been barking,since the people moved out,a week or so ago.”

“They’re really, aren’t barkers.” sigh Stella

Before the police stepped on the front porch. This brown dog,ran to the front door of the empty house, and was sniffing under the door.

“Who dog is this? said the officer

“One of my dogs, Flo. She must have gotten out of the yard somehow.” replied Stella.

“Everybody stand back,we’re going to have to break the door down. We tried to get in touch with the owner of the house. ”

“The woman who answered the phone,said she hasn’t seen Mr. Ply for three months, since he moved out.”

” Help me open this.” one officer said to the other officer.

When the door was finally opened.

“Everyone stay on the sidewalk,until we check this place out.”

Flo darted inside the house.

When the officers went into the kitchen, they seen Flo licking the face of a brown puppy,about maybe five months old.

Curled up next to the puppy, was a kitten, all white.

They both seem okay, nevertheless, they were hungry,and needed water.

The animals were carried out to the police, Flo stayed behind the police wagging her tail.

“The puppy is one of Flo’s. How dare those people leave these animals behind.” sighed Stella

Betty said, Can I take the kitten home with me?

“No you can’t.” replied the officer

“They have to be checked out by the vet.

You can call the S.P.C.A., next week,to see if they’re ready for adoption.

A week later, Betty and Stella, went out to the S.P.C.A, and Betty adopted the white kitten. Stella of course, adopted the puppy.

When Stella took the puppy home, Flo was happy to see her puppy again.

Betty already told Susie, that she was bringing a surprise back.

When Susie seen the white kitten,she started purring,and started washing the kitten. You could tell the kitten was contented also,by the way she was curled up next to Susie, sleeping.

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“A Big Surprise “


“Lets go home boy……..the sun is back out. We won’t have to take a bus after all.”

“That was so stupid of me, I wasn’t thinking. The bus driver wouldn’t of left you and your toy on the bus anyway.” ” Daa!” laughed Missy

The sun was shining, the street was wet,the line of trees along the road, there was rain dripping off of the leaves.

Just as they started walking down the street. A car was driving slowly toward them.

The man in the car yelled out at Missy.

“What the hell are you doing with my dog?”

Bernie recognized the voice,snatched Buttons up, and ran up the alley.

“See what you did mister? You scared the hell out of that dog.”yelled Missy

“Don’t worry about my dog. Just mind your own business.”

Missy kept on walking home,she turned around,and seen the nitwit,turn up the alley.

“I hope he doesn’t find him, he seems very mean.” said Missy out loud

Bernie and Buttons heard the car coming up the alley.

Bernie was shaking, he whispered to Buttons, “keep quite, I don’t think, he’ll stop his car,and look behind this dumpster.”

“At least,I hope not! ” sighed Bernie

Just after he said that, a car stopped in front of the dumpster. Someone got out of the car, went over to the dumpster,and threw something in it. Then got back in the car and drove off.

“Darn that was close, Buttons. Come on, let’s make a run to the park, before he comes back.”

After Missy got home, she took a shower,and ate a snack. Her cell phone rang.

She found her phone,in her handbag. It was Lucy. “Yes Lucy!”

“Hello!” “I love you to!” answered Lucy

“Did you have a nice nap?” asked Missy

“No I didn’t.” Bruce used his key to get in. We both had a long talk. He just went down to pick a pizza up.

“Why don’t you come over and have a piece?”

“No thanks!” “Not today!” sighed Missy

She processed to tell her about the ordeal on her way back from her walk.

“Well the man probably found his dog,and that’s the end of the story.” laughed Lucy

“I just hope the little dog is okay.” sighed Missy

Weeks passed, Bernie and Buttons were lucky. One day at the park,a mother and her little son,took a liking to Bernie and Buttons.

The mother said to her young son, burnieandbuttons“we’ve been coming here for two weeks. No one seems to own this poor little dog. Let’s take him home with us,and you can have him,as your own pet.”

“Yes mommy,for my own!” he jumped for joy

Bernie and Buttons were elated.

“Let’s go Buttons! Let’s go!”

“Kindness”


I had to take the bus this morning,my Chevy SUV broke down yesterday. So, I put it in the shop to get fixed. I’m no fan of the buses, but you have to, what you have to do.

I’m on my way to the toy store in town. I’m going to buy a birthday present for little Timmy, who lives next door to me. His birthday is tomorrow, he’ll be seven years old.

His mother Joan, told me he likes to play boardgames….especially Monopoly. More than likely, I’ll find something for him.

As the bus pulled and stopped in front of the toy store,it started to rain. I waited for the door to open, to get off the bus,then my foot slipped getting off.
I fell right in the arms of this handsome guy. I felt so embarrassed.
The bus driver yelled,”Lady are you all right?”

“Yes,I’m fine!”

I know my face was red,because it felt warm….. But I was okay.

The fellow was still holding me.He then left me go,and said,”That’s a close one.”

“Thank you so much!” “I better watch where I’m walking next time.”

It starting to pour and I said, “I better get going.”

“My name is Jeff,you didn’t tell me your name.”

“Nice to meet you Jeff,lets go under the awning next to the post office.
Both of us ran laughing under the awning.

“I chose a nasty day to shop,I chuckled.”

“Jeff my name is Darcy. I’m on my way to the toy store,to buy a gift for my next door neighbor.”

“That’s nice!” he looked at his watch, “I have to get to work,here is my cellphone number.” “Call me”

After he left,I ran into the toy store. I ask the store clerk,where the board games were. She said,”In aisle four.”

I found the monopoly game,purchase it,the cashier was nice enough to wrap it for me.
When I went back outside,the sun was shining. “This is April weather.” I mumbled.

I decided to stop at the library,to see if I could find a good book. This was Saturday,I didn’t have anything plan. My girlfriend Stacy,ask me if I wanted to go down to the shore,this weekend. But I told her my vehicle was in shop…I had to hold on to my money.

I found two romance novels,after staying in the library for a couple of hours. I was ready to take the bus back home.

When I got back home,I knock on Joan door. Timmy answered the door,and I handed him his gift. He gave me a big hug,and thanked me. It made me feel so good.
The weekend went too fast, Monday morning came. Before I left to go to work,there was a knock at my door. It was the man from the auto shop.
I opened the door,and he handed me my key.

“You had a loose wire,I just connected it,and it’s fine to drive.”

“There is no charge,for this.”

“Thank you so much,I won’t forget you.”

“Have a great day Darcy.”

“I was elated,he saved me a lot of money. My day was great for the rest of the day!”

After I arrived home from work,my cellphone rang.

It was Joan,”Hi Darcy,I want to thank you for making Timmy so happy.He couldn’t believe, you knew what he wanted for his birthday.

After he ate his dinner,and did his homework. Timmy took the game across the street to show his friend Ms. Hooks..She is a widow,and Timmy stops by to see her. They both like to play board games.”

“I’m so happy to here that. Timmy is such a thoughtful young man.”

“Yes he is Darcy,thanks again,I’ll talk to you later.”

“After I get settled,I think,I’ll give Jeff a call and see where that takes me.”

“Bad Choices We Make”


Lita didn’t have a choice, but to do what she had to do. Little Mark, age six months,and his brother Marty,who is two, isn’t being taken care of properly.

Lita was only nineteen, without a family nearby. When she was sixteen, she ran-away from home which, was in North Carolina. She found herself in Delaware, after taking free rides from truck-drivers.

“Well, I shouldn’t say free rides….that is when my problem started. Sex and food in exchange for rides in different trucks. I didn’t know where I was headed, and at the time,I didn’t care.”

“Until about a month later,I got tired of living that way.”

While I was walking along interstate 95. A tracker trailer pulled over.The driver ask me if I wanted a lift.

I excepted his offer… little did I know what would happen next.

We talked for a while,and he asked me where I was from. I told him my story.

“I’m sorry to hear your sad story.” he said.

Next he pulled in at a truck-stop. When he was parked,he got out….came over to my side and opened the door. I got out, as I turned around,to shut the door. I noticed next to that door,their was a second door.along side of it.

The trucker said,”Let’s get in the back and eat,you must be hungry.”

“Which I was.”

He then opened the second door,and ask me to get in, which I did.

“Before the door was completely shut….he was all over me.”

“I yelled at him to stop.”

“The truck-driver just smiled at me.”

“He said,”what did you expect, a party?”

“After he raped me, he threw me out of his truck.

“The last words I heard from him was,”Go home to your mama!”

I stayed hid for a whole day, until I seen this young guy…. somewhere around my age. He got out of his truck,and got a drink from the water foundation. He seen me,and ask me what I was doing their.

“I told him I was lost.”

That was the beginning of our relationship. He lived in Stater,Pennsylvania,that is where he took me.

His name is Marty,and he loved to party..the nickname his friends gave him.
One thing led to another…I partied with him. “why not!”

Before I knew it,I was pregnant.

When Marty found out……he said,”Don’t tell my mom,she doesn’t like you anyway.”

“What did I get myself into? What does your mother have to do with the baby?” sighed Lita

“You know I haven’t worked in a while,and she has been giving me money.”

“Well!” “Looks like your going to have to find a job,and stop getting high everyday.”

“Who do you think your talking to?” “I took you off the streets,why don’t you get a job?” Further more,you get high with me,you seem to like it.”

This argument about Marty getting a job,went on for quite a while. I finally found a job,I wanted to saved enough money. So that we could find a little apartment, before the baby was born. I hated living here in his mothers house.

When “Little Marty” was born, we were still living with his mother. It seemed the money I was trying to save,went mostly on getting high,with Marty. Marty was right about me enjoying to get high with him.

I have to get myself straighten out for the babies sake at least. Marty, I can’t depend on. I hate to leave “Little Marty” with his dad, when I work…..who knows what’s going on then. Sometimes,I leave the baby with Shirley, a older lady down the street, when I go to work.

Months went by,and I got the shock of my life. Yes, your right,I was pregnant again.

“When I found out, I cried for weeks. This isn’t fair,for the children we’re having. I thought about,having an abortion, but I couldn’t do it…..it’s a human being…my baby!”

“I started putting money away,and didn’t tell Marty. By the time the baby comes,I should have enough,to get an apartment for all of us. Maybe things will change,if Marty’s away from his mother.

No matter what he does,it’s fine with her.”

A month after Mark was born,I told Marty,I found us a little apartment.

“You crazy woman!” I’m not going anywhere. This is my home,if you want to move out,take the kids with you.”

“These two children belong to both of us. Their your responsibly too. Just as much as mine.”

“Take the kids and get the hell out of here.” “Don’t come back!” “I’m sure you can be replaced.”

After I gathered some of the children’s belonging. I went over to Shirley’s house. “I ask her if she would watch them until I got myself together.”

“Take as long as you need,they will be safe with me.”said Shirley

Lita left her two children their with Shirley. She was on her way to pay the rent for the apartment. But instead,she found herself back at Marty house.Lita needed a fix…..Marty was glad to see her.

“I knew you would come back….they always come back.

“This went on for a couple of weeks. Lita didn’t know sometimes, where she was at.

When Lita came back to reality,she couldn’t believe what she had done. All the money she saved was going. She didn’t even know how her children were.

“That’s it Marty!” .”How low,I’ve become. You brought me down to your level.” “Good by!” “You won’t see me or the babies anymore.”

As she walk out the door and slammed it. Lita heard Marty yelling out the window,”you’ll be back.”

“That was when,I made my mind up,to get help for myself,and then be a mother to my children.”

“I stopped over to Shirley’s house to see my children. I told Shirley what I was going to do. She was tickled pink,”take as long as you need.”

Summer Days


Train tracksThe sunny days of summer is very inspiring. It seems to give you a bright outlook on the day to come.

That is exactly want June was thinking, as she was getting ready to board the train  to go to work. She has been doing this, since she was hired three years ago .  Straight after graduating from Union Community college in Idaho,where she lives.

For the pass two weeks,June notice this good-looking guy,who boarded the same train.  He was medium height,slim and had short black hair,and big green eyes. When he smiled at her, she just melted.

This sunny morning, June looked for him,their he was standing in back of the line. With a big smile on his face…she wondered if he was smiling at her.

“I feel great enough today,to get the nerve to try to make a conversation with him…… I hope he sits near me, like he did yesterday.”smiled June

Gradually people were getting on,as she was looking for him. This middle age fellow sat next to her,he didn’t say anything as he sat…he seemed to be in his own world.

Then she seen the gorgeous guy  looking all around,and found a seat.

Before the train continued it’s journey,he jumped back up and walked over to the fellow sitting next to her.

He said,”Sir do you mind if I can sit next to my cousin,we have a family reunion to discuss?”

“Where am  I   gonna to sit,  on the floor?”     yelled  the man

“Over there where I just got up.”

The older man gets up ,and yells back,   “up yours!”

The conductor was going around the train, punching holes in everyone’s tickets.

After the young fellow sits down and smiles at June, he says,”Hello! My name is Kerry.

“I can’t believe you lied to that man,where did that come from?” asked June

“Sorry, I just wanted to talk to you, I’m new around here, and I noticed you have been by yourself.  Plus who could miss you,with your long blonde hair and sparkly blue eyes.

You don’t mind,I hope!”

“Not at all!” My name is June….where are you from?”

“I’m from  a little town in Pennsylvania, called Shads Creek.  Last month, I was offered a great job at Tilly’s on second street,in the city.”

“I know where that’s located at…. three blocks from where I work at, Sheffield’s.

Before they knew it, the train stopped at their destination.

After getting off the train,Kerry walked along side June . They both continued to talk, like they knew each other for a while.

When they both got near to their workplace. June seen one of her co-workers Nina.

Nina hollered from across the street to June. “No time to play,we have to get to work.”

“I’ll be right over,Nina”

Kerry said,   “June, would you like to continue this conversation,after work?  I get done around five o’clock,and we can have dinner at Flack’s on the corner here. I heard they have good food.”

June thought for a minute,then she answered,  “Yes, I would love to.”  ” I’m finished at four-thirty….I’ll meet you there.”

“That’s settled,” Kerry smiled.

June said good-by to Kerry and ran across the street to loud mouth Nina.

June said to Nina, “I knew I was going to have a good  day  today!”

“The day just started, let’s go before we’re  late.” sighed Nina

Kaden Matthens


Kaden couldn’t believe that he was finally graduating. He always was a problem in school. He only had a hand-full of  friends,and they always made fun of him. That is the reason why he became the class clown, other wise he kept to himself. He had this dream of finishing school,and just disappearing.  

Kaden was seventeen, 5’5″,slim with dark brown hair,that he wore two inches above his shoulders combed back. When he wasn’t in school,he was a loner.  Kaden  didn’t have a close-knit family….His mother and father were hardly around,his two sister were married. Mostly he was home by himself,on the computer playing games,or watching the television.

Kaden had gotten a job several  months after he graduated.

Maybe a couple of times a week,  he’d  find himself going down to the restaurant around the corner. There is this new waitress,who seems very friendly,and Kaden likes her. Her name is Cindy,she is around his age, pretty and petite,with long blonde hair,and big green eyes.  They both clicked the first time they met. When she wasn’t busy,she would come over and talk to Kaden. Both seemed to have the same family environment.

Cindy’s mother and father worked all the time. Her sister Mary ,who was a couple of years older than her,moved in with her boyfriend. That left her  alone,when she wasn’t in school or working part-time.

After a while Kaden got up the guts to ask Cindy out. Cindy didn’t hesitate,she said yes right away. She was having the same feelings about Baden, as Kaden was having for her.

Sometimes Kaden would take Cindy to the movies,or they would walk to a Wendy’s and get something to eat. They mostly liked to walk to the park  nearby and stay for hours just talking. On one occasion when it was raining so hard,Kaden took Cindy to his house. He knew no one would be home,which he really didn’t care.

They both started making out and one thing lead to another. Afterward,Kaden told Cindy he was so sorry,that it happened. Cindy told Kaden,I wanted to do it as much as you did.

The next day, Kaden talked about his dream,just to disappear someday. Cindy found that exciting,just to be with Kaden. She told Kaden that she would go anywhere  in the world with him.

Not long after that,Kaden and Cindy made plans to disappear together, after she graduated. He would have to wait  several months until Cindy graduated,which was important to her,which he agreed.

The months passed quickly,the day finally  came when Cindy graduated.   Kaden told her he was very proud of her. Lets continue with our plans now.

Cindy said she had something to tell him,she kept it a secret until tonight. “I’m going to have our baby.”

Kaden couldn’t believe his ears,he was so happy.

That doesn’t change anything,I brought the tickets for the train,which is one way. Where ever it takes us. When we both decide which state,it will be our new home,to start our new family.

Off they went to the train station,arm in arm.

“The Little Journey”


As they were both walking down the street,they both heard a dog barking in a front yard. Simon and Fuzzy  stopped,to see what he wanted.

“Where are you both headed to?” asked the dog

Fuzzy answered,  “I’m taking my friend to the park,so that he can find his friend the possum.”

“Well ,do be careful,there is a lot of traffic here.”said the dog

“We will”, said Fuzzy and then they both hurried a long.

“Who was that Fuzzy?” asked Simon

“That was Tara, she is new in the neighborhood, I like her.”

“Look over there Simon!” “Can you see the park?”

“Yes I can!” said Simon happily

“You go on, and I’ll get back home before my mother misses me.”

“Thanks a lot Fuzzy!  Maybe I’ll see you later goodby.”

Simon continued on his journey to the park. When he got there ,a boy on a bike was coming from the park. He was going fast,and yelled  to Simon as he passed. “Get out of the way cat,I have to get home.”

The boy scared Simon,he almost missed him.

“I better be more careful.” he thought

Simon then started walking in the park,he looked all around. But he didn’t see his friend the possum, he was sad.

“Maybe if I sit under this tree for a while, I can watch for him, but boy am I getting hungry.

Simon stayed there for quite some time, he was watching all the birds that the humans were feeding. Still he didn’t see his friend the possum.

It was starting to get dark. He thought,”maybe if I go over there,they’ll feed me,and I can find a place to sleep.”

As he was walking over to the humans,one of them had a huge dog laying next to her. The dog seen Simon and started chasing him. He heard the human hollering at the dog to come back. But the stupid dog kept chasing Simon until he reach a lot of big bushes. Simon was shaking,he hid behind one of the bushes.

The human ran over and brought the dog back, “You bad dog!” Simon heard the human say,as they were walking away.

Simon was relieved, then out of no-where,he heard this voice coming from behind of one of the bushes.

“What are you doing here?” “You better get over here before that mean dog comes back.”

He recognized that voice, so he slowing crept over to where the sound was coming from.

Sure enough he couldn’t believe his eyes,their was his friend the possum. He was hiding like he was just doing.

“It’s getting dark,why aren’t you home with your parents?”

Simon told him all about his parents,and them letting him out on his own. Also about meeting Fuzzy after getting lost , trying to find him.

“Is your name Fredi?” “That is what Fuzzy told me.”

“Yes it is!” ‘ You never asked me my name,you were just worried about that darn hotdog.

“Nevertheless, after watching you Simon,I think your going to need my help. Not everyone is nice like I am. I bet you haven’t eaten anything all day.”

“Nope!”  “I haven’t!”  “I just wanted to find my friend first.”

“Alright, you found me, now lets go find something to eat. Be careful,it’s dark out, stay close to me.”

“Let’s go Fredi,I’m very hungry.”

“I know Simon,I know.”

“Ditzy”


It was a nice sunny day in July. The birds were singing in the trees,and you could hear children laughing and having fun. They were at a little park behind their house,where all the children played in the summer. Schools been out for about a month,and they were all just enjoying themselves.

Sara and Jamie were buddies. They have know each other since they were toddlers. The girls could pass for sisters. They both had long black hair, but Jamie had brown eyes,and Sara had green eyes. Both were the same height and lean. The girls were both nine years old,and always played together.

One afternoon,they both went home to eat lunch,they weren’t hungry. They each knew if they didn’t go home to eat,they wouldn’t be allowed back out.  So off they went to Jamie’s house,because everyday they each took turns going to each others  house for lunch.

On this one particular afternoon, on the way home,a little dog that was black and brown with big white spots,ran up to both of them. The dog seemed happy to see them. He was just wagging his tail,like he knew them. Both girls petted him,and said to the dog,we’ll see you later,we have to go home.

The little dog followed them home,and when they came back out to play,he was still there. He was sitting in front of the door,and seen them both coming . He stood up and started wagging his tail. Jamie went back in her house and brought out a piece of meat for the dog. He gobbled it up like he didn’t eat in a while.

This went on for about a week, Sara told her mom that he must not have a home. Sara’s mom  said,” Who ever he belongs to,they seem to have taken care of him. He must be lost.”

“Can I keep him Mom?” said Sara

“I’ll put an ad in the paper,under lost animals. He can stay until his owner picks him up.”

Jamie was happy for Sara. Jamie already had a dog of her own, she name him Scotty.

“Maybe if you keep him, we can take Scotty and the lost dog with us to the park.”

“He isn’t a lost dog, I’ll name him “Ditzy”………… he really is a lost dog,but I hope I can keep him”,said Sara with tears in her eyes.

Weeks went by and no one answered  the ad.  Then  one day the phone rang. The man on the line said,”The dog you described,sounds like my dad’s dog, Mutt. My dad passed away a month ago,and Mutt disappeared. I can’t take him home with me.”

“My daughter Sara, has been taking care of him. She would love to keep him.”

“I’m glad to hear that!” My dad loved that dog,and I would hate to take him to the S.P.C.A.

Well that is settled,I hope your daughter takes good care of Mutt. Good Bye!”

After he hung up, Sara and Ditzy walked  in the door. I told her the good news.

Sara picked up Ditzy and said,”Your staying,your my dog.” Sara gave him a big hug,and he couldn’t stop kissing her face.

Afterwards,she took Ditzy over to Jamie’s house to tell her the good news.

“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.

“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!

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