Jean Alphin

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” 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!”

“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.”

“Family Waves” (14)


(Met a New Friend)

Joni, went upstairs to her room to think. Joni didn’t tell anyone, but she has been getting crazy cell calls,where the caller doesn’t say anything.

Sometimes the caller,will just hang up,when she ask “who is this?”

This nonsense has been going on for about three weeks.

Joni has been feeling like someone is following her, where-ever she may go.

Joni is 23 years old,with shoulder length blond hair, big green eyes,slender with average height.Joni has a out going personality , all her friends, just love her.
Her problem is, her friends don’t live close to her.
She’ll catch the train in the city where she works,and meet up with them after work. Sometimes, they go to a local club,and chat and have a great time,or stop some where to eat,and just chat.

Her friends don’t like the idea of her catching the train to late, when she decides to go home
Once in a while one of her closest girlfriends Mary, will wait until she gets on the train. I’m losing my mind Joni tells Mary. I only get these calls when I’m alone.

It seems right after I get off the train, or I’m half way home.
I get scared, because I feel like some one is following me.I don’t want to tell my mother and father, to worry them.
I’m sure not telling Morgan.She wouldn’t be able to go to sleep at night.

If this continues,I’ll have to tell the police,or try and have the phone company trace the number
Someone is watching me, and I can’t figure out, who, for what reason,such secrecy.

I have this friend Sandy, . I met her on the train platform about two months ago. When I was coming home from work one night.
Sandy was waiting for the same train I was. We started to chat, and she said that this was her first day at her new job.
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Sandy, is tall, and slender, with sad green eyes. Long straight black hair,she wears it about three inches from her shoulders.
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One week after we met, we were both waiting for the train. It was raining , and she just teared up.

“What’s a matter, Sandy?” She told me about her ex boyfriend abusing her.

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