Another September

Copyright - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The curtains unfold as Caroline rushes in with another bullshit scheme.

 

“I’m gonna make a million bucks!”

 

A cockroach crawls along the sill. I pick up the Webster’s and slam it down.

 

“I’ll share. All you have to do is pretend I can read your mind. Come on, we’ll try it out in the park.”

 

“No. I don’t want to trick people into giving you money. I just want to study so that someday I can live in a place that isn’t infested. So I can look out a window and see something besides a brick wall!”

 

She doesn’t argue.

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45 thoughts on “Another September

    1. Damn! I kept getting a message that my comment could not be posted. So, I wrote another… trying to remember what I said the first time, because THAT was exactly what I wanted to say. Feel free to delete this one. Please. 😉 Or, just know that I liked this piece twice!

  1. That was a bullshit scheme. I have a cousin who works extremely hard at scheming to become rich. If he’d put that much effort into real work he would have been a millionaire long ago. Instead he lives in a dilapidated house and keeps searching for the next big thing.

  2. Great dialogue and storytelling, Honie. I like the slam with the Webster’s, but then I wouldn’t want to use that book! Seeing cockroaches on the wall is a pretty disgusting experience. Yucky. I hope she gets out of there.

  3. It’s probably not the point of your writing, but this reminded me of the crappy apartment my former MIL once had. We would go over there for dinner and cockroaches would literally (yes, I mean literally literally) skitter across our feet as we were eating. Dirty, disgusting place. It’s a wonder we didn’t end up sick.

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