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TITLE (EDIT)
Michael.... By J.D. Stiltner
DESCRIPTION
It's about a young man who is faced with the harsh realities of life and they take suddenly take their toll.
[1,034 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Drama
AUTHOR
J D Stiltner
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm a 16 year old male from Hurley Virginia. I wrote this story one morning when I was feeling low because the wife part I can relate to and all the other parts of it I have witnessed happening to other people first-hand. Hope Everyone Enjoys it. Feel free to e-mail me back with any comments.
[March 2003]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
Michael.... By J.D. Stiltner
J D Stiltner

Michael Michael Smith had married too young. There were many “reasons” for this abrupt change of life, but many considered getting out of his parents home, which was a rent-controlled outpost of hell. By day he labored in a record store. By night, he was nothing. Not even a star in his own house. Usually coming home bored from talking to many consumers about the new selections of country, rap, and heavy metal, one can understand how this put a strain on the marriage, not to mention being wed at such a young age. Michael had too many conflicting “isms” (or ideas if you will) to be a fully functional parent, husband, or member of society. Part of him wanted to stay with his lovely, if not relatively older, wife and their daughter. Part of him wanted to go back home and take care of some “unfinished business”. He had been having spooky dreams as of late and they were taking a toll on his so called “nightlife” (compared to most males his age of clubbing, partying and hanging out with friends, his consisted of frequent arguments, depression, and self-doubt). He lie awake at night hearing the sounds he’d heard while at work. Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was his main selection when possible. He remembered watching customers walk in the store, smiling, sometimes with their families, and walk around the store and buy nothing. Still, Michael wished them to “have a good day”. These dreams he was having were not your usual sex-type dreams. Those dreams stopped for Michael long ago. The unfinished business that I spoke of earlier was what he contributes to him having such a “messed up” life. When he was 15, he got in an altercation with a man twice his age. The man was sort of the neighborhood bully, having had plenty more fights than Michael. This as you can imagine was very intimidating for Michael. It wasn’t Michael’s fault and if he’d have the nerve to face the man, they both would have said they were sorry. But Michael was not so easily forgiving. The man had embarrassed him in front of his friends in the local pool hall. Michael dreamed of, at 4:15 am in the morning, walking up to his door, knocking on it, and if the man’s wife answered, she would be found with a bullet in her head. Then he would make his way to where the man was, and execute him. Then Michael would go back to his wife and daughter and all would be well. Some plan. But Michael knew that once these dreams were over, he’d wake up to the real world. His world consisted not of a loving wife cooking breakfast for him when he got up every morning, but of his “queen” lying next to him and quietly wishing him to “Have a nice day at work, honey”. Then Michael would put on some clean clothes, tidy himself up a bit, then be on his way. Where Queen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the other select favorites were king, Michael being only the person who merely got them to their throne. One day a customer walked in the store. A woman. Black Hair, blue eyes, about 25 years old, 5’5 and 120 pounds. Basically the perfect woman of Michael’s fantasies. She moved across the record store, browsing through whatever was available. Michael walked up to her and said, “D, d, do you need any help?” The woman then looked at his shirt. It was a wore out, denim, button-up shirt. “What’s a nice boy like you doing wearing such wore-out clothes for?” she said. Michael pondered a bit then said “This is my favorite shirt ma’am”. “Ohh forgive me.” She said. “My mind is just not right today”. Michael then returned to his work since the woman didn’t seem ready to give a hint to what she was looking for. As she walked out, she said “Bye” to Michael. He hung his head down and waved back. Common Nature for Michael. Hating to say goodbye. This would be the trigger for many events that day. As he returned home, he suddenly found his wife undesirable, and his daughter as a so-called “seed” of his carrying on the same “abnormal” genes. He went into his bedroom and began to think. He walked around the room just thinking to himself. When he looked at the clock, it was 10:00 pm at night. He had walked to whole day away. “Is this the everyday future of my life?” he wondered. That night, when his wife come to bed, he told her about these dreams for the first time, he thought she would be understanding and appreciate his honesty. This was not true. She found his dreams morbid and not so understanding. She said it would be best if he slept on the couch that night because she was so “freaked out” by this sudden change in her husband. By this time their daughter had noticed this and knocked on the door. “Mom, Dad, What’s going on?” Nothing sweetheart, go back to sleep.” Her mother said. “You’re Mother’s right.” Said Michael. Michael, as did his daughter, done as he was told. He flicked on the radio that the couple had in their living room and lied down on the couch. All the emotions, all the past feelings, all the everything, came rushing back to him like a dam that had just been opened. He felt a pain in his chest that he’d never felt before, a kind of “twisting” pain. He lay there for most of the night with his heart throbbing in pain. Then, all of his past experiences, finally got what they wanted. He looked at the clock and it read “4:15”. The exact time of his dreamed execution. Then suddenly, the pain in his chest began to ache more than ever. He felt his heart stop. Michael Smith died. A 19 year old having lived life with as many experiences as a man more than 3 times his age. At 4:15 am, Michael left this world, while the radio played Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. Indeed it is.

 

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