Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, February 25, 2017

COLLECTED PHOBIAS 7

COLLECTED PHOBIAS manuscript of short stories by Granny Annie
(Written as bedtime stories for my children in the 80's.)

PLUMBING REPAIRS (part one)

"We have to wait for the plumber Margaret" John whined,  "you know how I hate to crawl under the house."

"Look at you, John, a full grown man, an experienced law officer, facing danger daily, yet afraid to crawl under your own house to fix a broken pipe.  You should be ashamed."

Margaret would never understand John's fear.  Even though their argument would continue, John knew he would end up under the house, meeting his wife's demands.

John was 6'5" and weighed 280 lbs.  He had gotten his growth his first year in high school and had never needed to be afraid of anything.  No one argued with John.  No one picked on John.  No one but Margaret that is.

It was an older house.  There was more room to move around underneath than there was in newer homes. With his trusty flashlight ready, John took a deep breath and entered this terrifying void.

to be continued

EAGHL © 2017

Next Saturday Part Two of PLUMBING REPAIRS

First Week INTRUDER and OUTHOUSES
Second Week JUNE BUGS
Third Week OLD AUNT BEULAH 

Fourth Week LIFE'S PLEASURE (part one)
Fifth week LIFE'S PLEASURE (part two) and SILLY GIRL

Sixth week SCHOOL GLUE 

4 comments:

  1. Spiders and snakes and mice...oh my.

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  2. There is lots to fear in narrow dark places.

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  3. I think you should write a book. I do.

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  4. "...entered this terrifying void" and was never seen again?

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