Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Store

Johnny the Kid had crazy eyes for a girl. He kept them secret, hidden behind Ray Ban shades. For months people would say: "What's with Johnny the Kid? He wears those dark glasses night and day."

Those crazy eyes made him crazy inside. One evening he put on a fancy suit he stole from a store. His shaky fingers knotted a silk tie. He was nervous, for this was the night he'd put his shades aside and knock on the girl's front door.

Her mother answered his call and looked nervous into his blood shot whites. She said her daughter that morning left the Square Corner. Went to the big city to live with her new boyfriend.

Johnny the Kid felt sad. But he felt free, too. He dropped his suit at the steps of the store. He went home and saw the world with new eyes.

5 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ah, the heartbreak of youth. Well written!

all ways 11 o'clock said...

...beautiful isn't it. we hold what we can't have until the end and somehow that frees us.

great bit of writing.

~robert

Human Paradox said...

Good stuff SC. Glad to have you back. For a short moment I can escape into these unique mental landscapes.

Old Ollie said...

Nice revelation.

Glad you're back on line.

Fisheye Lens said...

Good for Johnny. Remember what Uncle Franks said.