Jean Alphin

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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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