School’s out for summer! These words came from the first 20 minutes of the movie “Family” with Michelle Pfeifer and Robert DeNiro.
Eat them up.
Turn them into something else.
Brenda (from Sunday Whirl)
hello, stomping, existence, muffled, numbers, language, place, right, sizzle, back, power
The Black Cat
It was June 21, 20.. , I was sitting out in my back yard barbecuing some pork ribs and chicken thighs getting ready for the annual feast, when I saw my new neighbor, an obnoxiously noisy man, coming across the yard.
“Hello!” said Jackson as he came towards me stomping the clover, “What’s that you got on the grill?”
You could smell the meat and see it sizzle, there wasn’t any mistaking what was cooking. I figured that this was just a Jackson way to try to get himself invited to dinner, which was not going to happen.
“Hi Jackson, back from fishing I see.”
“Yeah, just got back to my place about 10 minutes ago. Didn’t catch a damn thing though. Shit, it’s been one hell of a day!”
“Heh, watch your language, my wife May doesn’t go for cussing.” I cautioned him.
“Ah hell, Sammy, you afraid of a woman…”
“You better believe it, you don’t know her, believe me you don’t want to get her dander up. She can make existence pretty rough for people who displease her.”
“Shi-it! You gotta be kidding me.” he said slapping me on the back. ” You going to offer me a beer?”
“No I’m not” I said coolly, “and I think it’s better you be pushing off.”
“Hey, that isn’t right neighborly now. I’ll just go and say hello to your missus.”
Well, I did try to stop the oaf, but there are just some people in this world that won’t listen.
A bright flash lit up the evening from the house. Mary had the power you see, and being Solstice Eve only augmented it.
A howling black cat ran out of the house.
My wife came out, all dressed in white with a flower crown in her hair.
“Don’t worry Sammy, he’ll be back to normal tomorrow morning.”
“Will he remember?”
“Probably.” she purred.
Written for Sunday Whirl #164