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Monday, May 26, 2014

Story Orgy Monday...Farewells & Greetings pt. 1

Happy Story Orgy Monday!
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So...about three years ago I did a prompt short story with the Story Orgy. It was well received and I was told more than once I should write a sequel. That story was Farewell – a short story about a man named Dwight who mourned his true love's death six months earlier and had some bad ideas in his head...until his true love visits him and sets him straight *coughs* in more than one way.

Well...if all goes well, this prompt story I give to you now just might be that sequel...let's hope *crosses fingers*

This week's prompt:  A year after your death...

And now for your reading pleasure… 

Farewells & Greetings
**just a working title**
pt. 1
copyright © 2014 Havan Fellows

"It's a year after your death and I think I'm happy with another man. Makes me sound callous, right, Riley?"

Dwight Phinneas sat on his ass with his legs crossed, square in the middle of the love of his life's grave.

A hand rested on his shoulder and he looked up, smiling at quite possibly the other love of his life, Pip Gonzalez.

Pip was short for Pipsqueak, the nickname his older brother gave him growing up that Pip liked so much he kept. That was just one of his quirks...if you considered the twenty-two piercings and tattoos all over his body as quirks.

"What do you mean, think?" Pip winked down at him.

That was a surprising trait of Pip's. To look at him you could label him one of many not so charming things. He fit into so many clichéd boxes—anything from bad ass trouble maker to wannabe individual with a chip on his shoulder so he mutilates his body to make him just like every other wannabe individual with a chip on his shoulder.

Funny part was, Pip didn't have a chip on his shoulder. The world didn't owe him a damn thing and he thoroughly enjoyed living in this fucked up place. People delighted him and he loved his family, even when his Memaw demanded no spiked hair around her and his six year old cousin enjoyed coloring all over his back with washable markers, creating new scenery for the dragon tattoo there.

Dwight laughed up at Pip. "Go away, this is my time with Riley. Isn't your mom waiting for you?" He gestured in the general direction he knew Pip's mother's grave was.

"Yeah, but so is Barry. Dude, I have much more fun with you than I do him." Pip winked.

Barry Gonzalez was the nicknaming older brother. Him and Pip visited their mother's grave on a regular basis, especially on the six month anniversary dates.

"Anyway, it's thanks to Riley you met me. I think I should chat with him too." Pip bent his legs and squatted down next to Dwight. "He obviously has excellent taste in men if he picked me for you."

It might've sounded to an eavesdropper that Pip was completely whacked out of his mind, but Dwight knew he spoke the truth. The best part was when—in a moment of despair—when Dwight explained to Pip what happened six months ago, his new boyfriend had absolutely no problems believing him.

Today marked the one year anniversary of Riley Marksham's death. They were driving home one night when a car full of drunk teenagers missed a red light and...Dwight walked away from the accident with minimal bruising, Riley got a gravestone.

Six months ago Dwight made plans to join Riley. Funny thing was, Riley had different plans for Dwight, ones that included a tattooed and pierced funny guy named Pip.

Before that night Dwight always hated tattoos and piercings on a person. Not so much anymore.

Dwight pointed again and tried to use a stern voice on his boyfriend. "Go."

Leaned toward Dwight, Pip planted a kiss on his temple. "Fine, but if Barry bores me to death you'll have two two graves to visit next six months."

"That's morbid!"

"Yeah, cool huh?" Pip chuckled and popped back up to his feet, pausing at Riley's gravestone. "Thanks for sharing your boyfriend with me. I love him. But you already knew I would, right?"

Dwight gasped as Pip patted the marble before walking off to his mother's grave, not looking back at Dwight even once.

"God Riley, so much has happened since I visited you last April. You got a few moments and I'll try to explain?"

To be cont'd...
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If you like this story and would like to read the prompt short story Farewell...it is available at Amazon, Smashwords and ARe.
Don't forget to check out the great stories on my fellow orgiast's blogs! :)


Lee Brazil's story: click here
Hank Edwards' story: 
click here

4 comments:

  1. Awesome!!!! I am so happy! More Dwight & Pip!

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  2. Love it! Glad you're bringing back Dwight and Pip! Can't wait to see what you have planned. :)

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  3. And here's another reason to look forward to Mondays! Welcome back Dwight and Pip!

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  4. Oh, I like this story already! :)

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