Dodie's Dream World - Complete Chaos! xxx
Mon, 23 Aug 2010
Connie had lived next door for as long as I could remember. Read this lovely tale and more at Dodies Dream World.|
WORLD. ALL TRUE TALES
Connie had lived next door for as long as I could
She had faded yellow lace curtains on her windows
and inside her hall
and living room, the wallpaper was stuck to the
damp walls with drawing
She did her washing every Thursday with a dolly-tub
Her back-yard was vergrown with weeds and stank of
When she was a young girl of eighteen she
had fallen in love with a
sparkle eyed sailor who had his way with her and
then sailed away to
For a while he had written , and she kept his
faded letters pressed
between two sheets in a bottom drawer upstairs.
One day the Council decided her house was too damp
and unfit for human
habitation, so they moved Connie into a brand new
Residential Estate somewhere off Lodge Lane, with
an intercom on every
door and a security guard on patrol at night, all
But Connie didn't like it much.
She always came back to Aigburth Road to do her
shopping and before the
year was out, she had died.
renovated her house and moved in some young couple
Some times I would
hear the baby crying through the walls at night as I
lay in bed reading the Lord of the Rings or
listening to Captain
Beefheart on the stereo.
Sometimes Connies faithful old cats would
reappear from nowhere to take
up their customary places on her backyard wall, and
yowl in the silvery moonlight.
Did you ever meet your sailor again, Connie?
Sailing some old junk over the starry bosom of
the Milky River - what
could you possibly have had to say to each other...
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