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Short Stories for Lunch

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232 página
1 hora
Publicado:
Oct 2, 2017
ISBN:
9781640270671
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Powerful and dynamic, the second book by Sir Jr., blends literary fiction with real life situations. Sir Jr’s thrilling tales are evocative and engaging. This fast paced exciting set of works is designed to keep the reader’s attention. Sir Jr combines deep emotion with exhilaration and suspense to provide a powerful set of narratives to the reader. If you are hungry for juicy, mouth-watering short stories, then Short Stories for Lunch is a must read.

Publicado:
Oct 2, 2017
ISBN:
9781640270671
Formato:
Libro


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Short Stories for Lunch - Sir Jr. A.K.A. Johnny Lee

Short Stories for Lunch

Sir Jr., AKA Johnny Lee

Copyright © 2017 Sir Jr. A.K.A. Johnny Lee

All rights reserved

First Edition

PAGE PUBLISHING, INC.

New York, NY

First originally published by Page Publishing, Inc. 2017

ISBN 978-1-64027-066-4 (Paperback)

ISBN 978-1-64027-067-1 (Digital)

Printed in the United States of America

Preface

Look upon the rainbow, and praise him who made it.

Acknowledgments

To the woman who is the driving force behind my writing, my wife, Sandra. Thanks for being in the trenches and on the front line while I bounced ideas and story lines off you.

A warm and special thanks goes to Janis Derrick of Fresno, California, where we have been friends since our days at West Park Elementary School. Your friendship and support has been invaluable.

A special thanks goes to Benny and Alva Hilliard of Fresno, California, for their many years of friendship and support.

Additional thanks goes to longtime friend and supporter Kathy Logan of Fresno, California. Tigers for life.

A special mention goes to Jilska Chandrasena, of the Braille Institute in Rancho Mirage, California, for her unwavering dedication and support.

Mission Statement

I am an agent of inspiration. My call to action is to provide readers of all ages the enjoyment of reading, by reading one short story at a time.

I give life to some incredible characters, and I give voice to the unheard. If you want to transport yourself into the middle of some tantalizing scenes, then my short stories will take you there.

Sir Jr., a.k.a. Johnny Lee

The Bondaire Affair

Sir Jr.

Chapter 1

The Ninth Ward

With his handheld magnifying glass, Treisyn Choiniere was peeking through the keyhole of his best friend’s apartment. Treisyn had suspected his wife, Simone, and his best friend, Brockton Bondaire, were having an affair behind his back.

The apartment building where Brockton lived with his wife, Gunner, was in the rough part of town. It was the ghetto that is Houston’s ninth ward, where poverty is rampant and the streets are crowded and cluttered with trash and debris. Brockton and Gunner lived in a public housing project five blocks south of Sugar Loaf Hill and just West of Broke Down Lane as did Treisyn and Simone. The housing project they all lived in was known as Poor Man’s Suburb, and they all dreamed of someday leaving Poor Man’s Suburb behind to live the American dream.

Gunner had a rough deliverance when she spoke. This made people think she was uncaring and superficial. However, once you got to know her, she would give you the clothes off her back. She did not like to dress up and was happy wearing jeans and a T-shirt along with her cheap tennis shoes. She was forty-years old and stood five feet four inches tall. She was not overweight, but a few more supersize meals would push her over the limit.

Gunner loved hanging out at the local casino. Her favorite game was Keno. She never played big money; consequently, she never won big money. She just liked the game and the slow pace of it. Gunner walked with a limp in her left leg where arthritis had invaded her hip.

Chapter 2

Selling the Dream

Brockton would sell Gunner the dream every day. He promised Gunner that he would find a way out of the ghetto even if it cost him his life. Brockton and Gunner’s dream was to drive exotic cars and live in the Hamptons in New York with maids, servants, and chauffeurs. Honey, he would say, I want to wake up on one continent and go to sleep on another. I want to travel the four corners of the Earth without skipping a beat. Brockton would tell Gunner he wanted to fly her to the South of France to the French Riviera and gamble at the famous casino in Monaco.

Honey, you know that is where the world’s rich and famous and high rollers often go. After that, then it’s off to the horse races at the Race-Course in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

With a smile on his face, Brockton would say, The exotic foods around the world are waiting for our taste buds to sample them. Just think honey, just the two of us taking pictures while we visit the Seven Wonders of the World, like Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the marvelous, ancient city of Petra in Jordan, and many more. I can’t wait to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

Gunner was all in as Brockton sold her the dream daily. Brockton also sold the dream to Simone and Treisyn. Simone caught the vision early on. However, Treisyn was a bit apprehensive as he was comfortable living in Poor Man’s Suburb.

What’s wrong with our lifestyle? he asked her time and time again. The only thing that was missing from the dream was a plan. Brockton decided to hatch a plan and executed it full steam ahead.

Chapter 3

Simone’s Habits

Simone stood five feet six inches tall, and judging from her walk she was a confident lady. She walked with a purpose like a lady going somewhere in life. Simone’s good looks from her high school days carried over into her adult life. She was forty-two years old and had sparkling teeth. She had a narrow face and weighed a hundred and twenty pounds with curves on a bodacious body. Her dark black hair dropped to her shoulders and swung as she walked. Simone smoked a brand of cigarettes called Smoke-um-Now and she drank Elba Rum. At first, Treisyn was bothered by Simone’s smoking and drinking.

He soon resigned himself to thinking, What the hell, it could be worse. At least she is not on hard drugs or the needle or strung out somewhere.There were several external features that stood out about Treisyn. He was six feet one inch tall with a receding hair line. He had thin blonde hair and wore round glasses on his face. He weighed one hundred and ninety-five pounds and talked with a soft soprano voice. He was forty-one years old, and he had a fear of being alone ever since his mother committed suicide when he was ten years old.

Treisyn lacked motivation and drive. He was content with the status quo.

As long as he had food on the table and a roof over his head, he was content. In a ten-year span, he got fired an average of every two years from five different jobs. The people at the unemployment office knew him by his first name and called him T.

Chapter 4

Overcome with Curiosity

Brockton went about devising a plan to make their dreams come true. However, because of Treisyn’s timidity and lack of motivation, he left Treisyn on the outside looking in. He implemented the plan right away. He told the group we have no time to waste and expressed to them when the calendar turns into a clock, time is ticking and is not on our side.

People were talking and soon word got back to Treisyn through the grapevine about Simone’s sudden turn of fortune. He and Simone went from struggling and paying bills to having lots of money. When Treisyn questioned Simone about this, she would just say, "Oh honey don’t worry your little head about it, just

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