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TITLE (EDIT)
Desperate Measures
DESCRIPTION
This is tricky so only done the first chapter. It follows the story of a woman and a man who have a deformed child which dies at an early age. A year on and they decided to end their relationship. What is different is the way in which it is written. It has no speaking in and is done all by thought. Very good to do, but too hard to do a story. So here is the first chapter.
[1,078 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mystery
AUTHOR
John H Pallister
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have been writing poetry for 10 years and am now moving into short stories
[November 2005]
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The Guru (Poetry) A song written by me and performed by a band called the smoking seasons. if you want to hear the song please email me and i'll get you a copy emailed. [150 words] [Spiritual]
The International Language (Poetry) Not really a poem, but it's true in every aspect. [14 words]
The Writer's Twist (Short Stories) Frank Damper is a writer a good one, he leads a pretty straight forward life until a strange man appears at his door step with a new story. Who is he and what is really happening to Frank and the peop... [6,027 words] [Suspense]
Twisted Analytical Egotistical Freaky Geek (Poetry) A wierd and bizaree poem [160 words]
Desperate Measures
John H Pallister

Desperate measures

Chapter 1

Today of all days she had to drop that bombshell on him. She was leaving; leaving where? He didnít care; he was more concerned about the timing, the anniversary of their recent deceased daughter who suffered an awful life; just six weeks old. He had remembered every torturous minute bit by bit like a dairy. Got dressed, seen to baby, baby screaming, Prayed, no hope, confused.
Michael was quite handsome not over the top confident but very loyal and he had stuck by Lisa through a terrible time, this is how she repaid him. They were meant to be together forever that was the deal. Some deal. He slouched into the chair turning up the radio to full blast moaning again and again. He felt the sudden urge for a cigarette but he hadnít smoked since heíd been with her. Not even mentioning her name anymore. The women would be back soon, but only for a few hours to collect her stuff then sheíd be out the door. Which door, back or front? He compared it to the PM, would she go out to publicity mainly the neighbours or would she sneak out the back avoiding the metaphoric press. The first being more likely, where everybody could fuss over her and not give a damn about him. After all he didnít carry the baby, all he did was stick it in and pull it out. He laughed hideously and uncontrollably to himself. If he had two wishes heíd wish for their baby to be alive. The second wish was to have soul custody. She was a cold and bitter woman.


She knew it was bad timing but it had to be done. He had brought it on himself, the stupid idiot. It was probably bad sperm, not her egg. Given up smoking, yeah cigarettes, who knows what else heís been smoking. It wasnít our baby, it was mine. She could tell he didnít care. She had gone beyond caring about his feelings. He was mundane, boring and typical and he didnítÖ Well you know, wasnít very stimulating, although they hadnít even made and physical contact for the whole year. She felt aroused, maybe she could play on his emotions and get one go on him before she declared herself single again. He was boring un-stimulated and a complete loser but there was a connection once and although every time she wished it would end. She had known no better being brought up the way she was.
Lisa was attractive woman, long brown hair and the bubbly personality but it was all a mask. She had to cover up the fact thatÖ WellÖ She didnít even think about it anymore, forgotten, thrown the ideas away. No creative outlook. It was best to be simple. No discussions, her way was the way, her reasons might be flawed but this time she was leaving him for good. No regrets, carefully planning her escape route. Through the back or front door? Which would you go out, which would HE expect me to go out, which one does he want me to go out. Oh I donít know. Petty, pathetic rituals, we are so different, not even on the same wave length.


This was it. The time had come for her to meet him again. Christ it had only been a whole day, How things had changed. Banging on the door she could hear the awful racket that was supposedly music, more like some dick smashing two bin lids together and a singer on about 1000 cigarettes a millisecond. She laughed because if she couldnít laugh sheíd cry. How long had they known each other, She knew how long, but she couldnít remember when they first fell in love.


Damn noises Iím coming to open the door, Did she have to make such a fuss. Wish you were dead, yeah then none of this would have happened. I was the naÔve one, not you, to do something we shouldnít have done. You did all theÖIím not getting into that I want her gone anyway. IĎve packed her bags already, neatly and organised, might as well make a final effort. Friends, we are more than that already and that will never change. How did this mess happen? Why did it turn out this way?


Will he ever admit thatís he wrong? I was forced into this. He made everything happen. I was confused. Iíll grab my things, oh look heís made an effort, itís nicely laid out. bet he hid some of my stuff. Heís going to pawn my jewellery. Oh no, itís all here.


Iíll say goodbye and good luck. Sheíll be back, Mum and Dad will be pleased, might even welcome me into the family again. Why did they disapprove? Itís not like we were doing anything wrong, or is it? In whose eyes? Not mine or hers. The only bad thing is that sheís leaving. Well weíll keep in touch. Yeah of course, she wonít be going far. Far, I hope not, probably to her friends, damn wish it wasnít like this. I remember declaring my love or was it her who said it first? Canít remember the past much, keep forgetting, maybe I want to forget.


Iíve left, got my bags, my friend said I could stay at hers, but first I need to do something. I canít; must do it. I need to be forgiven. Heís the culprit not me, maybe heíll forgive both of us, but I must do it for the future, must break away. Itís taken itís time.


How can I offer Godís forgiveness if she wonít tell me whatís sheís done. God has no secrets she must know that. Iím sitting here telling people that God will forgive, but people use me as agony aunt, well uncle, you get the picture. Oh sheís opening her mouth
this will be interesting.

Father I have sinned, well shall I say that or we have sinned, will God forgive us both or shall I just save my soul. Thatís it here goes. Iíll tell him everything; well not the boring bit, gosh itís like a bad scripted movie.

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Oh thatís different, I know thatís wrong but is it a sin or a folly? I donít know what to suggest to her, itís defiantly different she must be very confused and not quite in the right frame of mind. I and him and her must be the only people who know what they have done or become.

 

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November 2005
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