Mystery Man

November 28, 2009

I was on the top of my bunk bed at the end of Grannie Toad’s bus….Laidee was as usual…eating her chicken bits …. up at the kitchen table listening (I assumed) to Lady Gagga on her iPod – happily well like glowingly – putting on her black nail polish……which I did not understand…why not go out and just root around in Grannie Toads Vegetable garden….her hands would end up looking the same…..I mean the ONLY nail polish that I handkered to was Mother’s Chinese Lacquer Red…..black made no sense to me …as Laidee was not REALLY a goth….I mean yes she was dark ….moody and I guess gorgeous..

anyway I was jumpin off the bunkbed to go out and have a smoke…

when ALL OF A SUDDEN….the door to the bus was like torn open….and this absolutely so gorgeous man entered that Laidee dropped her nail polish brush……and if I had had my usual unfiltered Lucky Strike on my lips – it would have fallen to the floor …as all I could do was GAPE…..even Laidee’s chicken bits fell out of her mouth as she was gaping at this Michaelangelo sculpted beauty…..

he merely said “WHERE is your Great Aunt Claire”…..

Laidee coughed and said ….”are you referring to the OLD lady …who is my Great Aunt ……who use to work in a circus……many years ago…..”

he responded: “Yes Maam …we knew each other back then…..but I HAVE to find her…”

Laidee, gaining her steel balls back….. replied……..”Well you are WAY too young to have EVER known her back then….”

he replied: “Well …..I MIGHT appear young ….but I DID know her 40 years ago….and her bear Koddee ….”

Laidiee blowing on her nails….said well the last time I saw her – she and Koddee were headed down to the Watchoutnow River…

and with that he disappeared as fast as he had entered…..

leaving Laidiee and me with our mouths just a-gaping….

Great Aunt Claire was sure a BIG question mark …. to us, that just got more marvelously mysterious as every day passed…..

I stumbled over Laidee as I raced down toward the Wathcoutnow River in search of Great Aunt Claire and Koddee and the mysterious stranger….with Laidee hot on my heels….

(to be continued)

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