Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
They are in a city on the sidewalk. It’s better than being in the street. The dog is named Honey. The man’s name is Raymond, which is also Roseleah’s dad’s name. Loveman is here too. One day there was a woman walking down the street shopping, when Raymond and Honey started following her. They followed her all day. The backpack is Raymond’s and all his stuff is in it. Raymond lives on that bench and Loveman met him there. He’s known him about a year. Raymond and Honey didn’t explain themselves to the woman. “Woof woof” said Honey. Raymond says they should open up a can, brush their teeth and wipe their fingers.
The woman’s name is Corkey. Corkey said, “Do you see those two over there? I think I know them, but I know they know each other.” Corkey thinks she’ll ask them. Corkey approaches and asks, “Can I help you? You look familiar.” Then their eyes met. Raymond says, “Do I know you?” because the man should go first. “What is your name? What’s your dog’s name?” Corkey asks. Raymond should’ve written his name on the dog somewhere, like an ID tag. They do that now. They put the address on, too. They’ve been doing that quite a few years.
The conversation is going wherever they end up. They have no place else to talk about. Most anything happens next. Shirley had the same experience with her dog. The majority of the people in this area have families nearby. The dog was hungry. Is there anything else they want to talk about? Maybe they want to tell each other about their own lives. They talk about everything, because they want to get to know each other. They want to know what they don’t know. Dumb-bell. Mmhhmmm.
“If you’re just going to continue that way, I’m just going to run away and never see you again” said Raymond. “So long!” says Corkey. Honey goes with Raymond. They’re going away. They dance-danced! They did the jitterbug and Corkey can pass it on to her daughter.