Ten Thousand Dollar Love
Shady went after Sammy in the field. The night before they’d been sleeping together. I threw the eggs at Shady hoping to make her quit attacking Sammy. Didn’t work, the eggs landed intact, so I picked one up and got closer to Shady and this time I got her, the…
WHAT THE DOG SAID
After the bullet missed him… When you run off all by yourself, you’ll see things no one else sees. My kingdom is high grass, low smells and wildlife. Okay, some of the wildlife is actually domesticated. I get a real kick out of terrorizing the neighbors ugly little hairless mutt. If he starts to howling…
FLOATING SHIPS PASS IN THE NIGHT
After delivering Skipbo Queen and her honey back to the parking lot of the gas station I used to work in, where they had their travel trailer parked, I plopped into the store for a fountain drink. A new guy was working, his big bike parked outside the store front matched his big presence. Lets call him Bear. He bought my soda. I pulled out my credit card to pay for the drink embarrassed by doing so for a whole big buck purchase. Here let me get that, he said. No, I said…he said I got it. So, I let him. How much time do you want to take arguing over a buck. Anyhow, we’d made quite an impression upon each other by yakking up a storm rehashing store experiences. He actually asked for a raise and got it. I kept waiting for that raise I was told would come in 6 months and never saw it. 8.50 an hour he’s getting to my then seven and a quarter. I wasn’t looking for work when I took the job, I did it as a favor to my friend that owns the store.
BLING, LET IT SING NO MORE
The Grand Slam Pizza and Skipbo Rave Monday, August 29, 2022 12:12 AM Orange earrings with gold and metal highlights. With matching necklace. Saw Don tonight with friends. We played Skipbo. We came in second, both having 4 cards left. The Skipbo Queen won. She always does, okay twice she lost in the last 20 years. Don gave me the above and a sparkly cross. I told him to stop that, giving me jewelry. Nope. Wasn’t going to happen. I saw it and had to buy it for my honey. I’m not your honey, I told him. He didn’t respond to that resolution.
A ROUSING EXCUSE FOR NOT DOING ANYTHING
Saturday, August 27, 2022 12:58 AM If the fingers will work, I’ll put a word or two down. Wrote earlier in my notebook. For some reason my writing hand doesn’t cease up when I write on paper. I’ve very disappointed with my lack of endeavor today. Won’t bother noting what needs doing as it’s the same old stuff. Been derelict about posting on Medium. I’ve been in another world. Up and down and all around. The place is a disaster.
Stuck On Life.
8/23/2022 3:26 AM It’s so hard to get out of. Living. Crates of bad notions and barrels of molasses doesn’t get you out of living. It’s just there whether you care to ignore it or not. It doesn’t go away. The birds keep flitting around, tittering, building nests, creating life. The sun moseys up and down, knocking off the day's one at a time. People if you have any peek in and out. If your animal prone instead of people happy you can count them in as your pals instead of people. Maybe you have both. Good for you. Maybe neither. That would be cruel.
MISSING A DAY
Monday, August 15, 2022 8:56 AM Sunday swept past me. Don’t ask what was in it. Nothing I’m proud of. Because that’s what it contained, nothing. Reading a book called Do-Over. Compelling, a page turner, but I need to get myself washed up and out of here. I’m 6 cigarettes from being out. There’s a pack of Indian cigarettes in the drawer, but I’d prefer not to smoke them because they are so strong, but I did.