The Story About You.

As the sun sets on a lazy Sunday, you step into your backyard with a yawn that never seems to end. When it does, your neighbor’s untamed beast, a rottweiler named Bob reminds you that you’re hated despite having fed him steak burgers over thirty times. You keep your distance from the fence knowing he loves to dig into calf muscle. What infuriates you further is his ability to act like a well mannered poodle, on a Saturday, the day he’s fed the steak burger.

While you try to fall asleep knowing you’ve got to face your boss for the next five days, Bob’s owner, a fan of The Beatles, turns up the volume of his stereo playing ‘All you need is Love’. Your facial expressions change as you grind your teeth and clench your fist. While you wish you could clench both, your eyes constantly portray images of the shark that took away your right hand. A plethora of curses erupt, you can’t take it anymore. Just as you decide to have a talk with your neighbor, your mind warns you about his short temper and bulging biceps, you quietly cringe in bed and sing along with The Beatles. Slowly but surely your mind drifts, and lines of disgust appear on your face thinking about the marital assets of your divorce settlement.

Finally the day arrives, and victory is yours. The settlement goes your way. You pop open the finest champagne and sip it wearing a diabolic smile. The theme of ‘Chariots of Fire’ gets loud in ambient corners of your mind as you watch the lines of disgust appear on your ex-wife’s face. Suddenly the pomp and fervor is disrupted by the saliva of Rocco, your ex-wife’s pug. You wake up realizing the pug is the only prized possession you’ve acquired from the divorce settlement. Once you’re fully awake you remember that your ex-wife didn’t want Rocco.

The face of your boss gets vivid as you walk towards your workplace. As you’re crossing a street, thoughts of bearing your boss till the weekend torment you, while a woman in a speeding Mustang heading in your direction adjusts the rearview mirror and pampers her lips with a new shade of lipstick. Thud! All you remember is an aerial view of a car. Next thing you realize… you’re seated in a dark leather couch alongside a man with horns laughing his guts out watching visuals of your sobbing ex-wife at a funeral. You take a moment, inspect the dark interiors of the area and arrive at a conclusion, Hell! The devil confirms it. You reluctantly lean back on the leather couch and watch the visuals of your funeral. Your heart melts as you realize your ex-wife did care for you. What annoys you is the fact that the devil is constantly laughing through the entire episode. As you confront him he laughs even louder and reveals the face of the woman in the Mustang…                        

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  • Butterfly Musings on May 5, 2011

    great writing

  • T Dainton on May 5, 2011

    Ouch! Probably shouldn’t read that when grieving for my recently deceased Hubby. Not your fault, I chose to click on it… Or maybe Hubby chose me to?

    As Cassandra said ‘great writing’.

  • vickylass on May 10, 2011

    Good story, indeed. However, I’d like to advise you to write in shorter paragraphs. This way makes it easier to read either on the page or the screen. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

  • duck01 on May 21, 2011

    Prickling with imagery and colour. What comes next?

  • Kristie Claar on May 27, 2011

    enjoyed reading this

  • FallenSkyy on Jun 21, 2011

    Very nice, I loved the detail. -Skyy.

  • dominiquecm on Jul 16, 2011

    Enjoyed reading this.

  • PartizAnka on Jul 27, 2011

    interesting story! I loved it.

  • lana1234 on Sep 12, 2011

    Very interesting indeed..i so loved the way, you described that ignorant neighbor,,..i feel so connected,,cus i knw someone just like that, living next door.. this piece is awsome!! Thanks for sharing!:)

  • plumaatpapel on Sep 19, 2011

    i like your post

  • Socorro Lawas on Oct 8, 2011

    The narration is smooth and easy to understand.

  • CHIPMUNK on Nov 12, 2011

    Great work

  • beingwell on Nov 18, 2011

    Good one.

  • beingwell on Nov 20, 2011

    Back in this one.

  • ittech on Dec 2, 2011

    it is a brilliant story nice read it and brilliantly wrote

  • littleLuna on Dec 3, 2011

    Such a great read, thank you for sharing!

  • PHILLY DREAMER on Dec 22, 2011

    This guy has got to be the most unlucky person in the world LOL. All that personal suffering and to still wind up in hell.

  • Franwrihot82 on Jan 6, 2012

    Great story full of meaning thanx for sharing this. :-)

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  • misterdd on Jan 11, 2012

    good work

  • juliachild on Jan 12, 2012

    …Nice share…

  • bellissimofanciulla on Jan 20, 2012

    Wow! I loved this, very cleverly written!

  • sujaysen on Feb 2, 2012

    Beautifully said.

  • Vinaya says good bye on Feb 15, 2012

    Engaging narrative

  • Safa on Feb 21, 2012

    very nice

  • yes me on Apr 22, 2012

    Liked it cheers

  • gaby7 on Sep 14, 2012

    A nice share here! Thanks!

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