My New Front Seat

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Short Stories | Posted on 18-02-2009

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I once purchased a used car that did not have a front seat in it. I later found out why. Anyway, I only needed it to drive around the neighborhood to visit family and friends so I put a lawn chair behind the drivers seat and got many a great laugh from all who saw me drive that ole car! I ended up with many fond memories. Eventually, I was able to find out why there was no front seat in that ole car.

The previous owner dropped fire from his cigar between the seats. The seat caught on fire and the gentleman had a heart attach from the fright and the car was sold really cheap. I got rid of the car which ended up junked out. Looking back, I’m glad I never replaced the front seat.

In a cabin on a hill

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Short Stories | Posted on 24-11-2008

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I remember walking up a path to a secluded area in Hyden, Ky around 1962, maybe? We reached a cabin that was old and falling apart, abandoned. The area around the cabin was flat with no grass but weeds, etc. We walked inside the cabin and the fireplace was falling through from years of neglect. I saw two cups on the old wooden table. I walked the path of the two once young couple that lived there. She was beaten so many times as his wife. I saw the film on the coffee, the door open and a felt the sadness as she realized she had poisened him and ran for her life. She made it to the edge of the plath I had just climbed and died. He did not make it that far. A mystery that only I felt the pain and truth thus far. So, why be concerned of a story so old and unimportant? To keep the memories alive. Curious, maybe, just maybe, I’ll tell you the story of the cabin on the hill…

First Day of the rest of my life, part 1

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Short Stories | Posted on 26-05-2008

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Today is the first day of the rest of my lifeā€¦

It was early 1970, sometime in July. I remember feeling the hot summer night, sweating, restless, and not sure who I was, or why I was born or placed upon this earth. Many questions ran through my mind that one July night. Why was I born? What exactly is my purpose? As I look back, I can hardly believe that night. As I remember it, I slipped into my bed. Un-noticed by anyone, yet I did not feel alone.

I wondered why I always felt so different? I somehow felt one day the world would know me as someone I at the time, could not possible understand. I needed no explanation. I needed no understanding. I knew that night, that all I had to do was discover the truth, the truth I would understand tonight of all nights.

I lay there looking out my small window. The hot summer air, the need for cool air. The moonlight, the stillness within me. I knew that something was about to happen that would change me forever, if not for one moment in time, a night that would exist forever within me, I would discover the truth. The truth of who I was, and why I had wondered this for all but 15 of my tender childhood years.

One has to wonder, how does one experience an epiphany? A life changing moment? Yes, I would do this tonight, I would understand my reason for being.

I closed my eyes, I cried, I begged for understanding. After all, I had wondered many times exactly what was my purpose in life. Tonight, I would know. How could someone so young, want to know so much? After tonight, I would have all the answers. I would know.

To understand who I was, who I am, and who I will be, you must first understand who I was meant to be in your lifetime, if not in mine.

I awoke sometime around two in the morning. The breese was so wonderful! I suddenly realized that I was lying face down….