a reply to: Nothin
It feels like it's out of the dream-state, reverie, but then juxtaposed with hard numbers like years and miles?
I added an edit to my post for some explanation.
The juxtaposition is the point.
Supposed to be lost but the hard numbers indicate otherwise
therefore not really lost at all, or so the narrator concludes.
Sam, the narrator, worked for Mike.
Roley (Roland) worked with Sam and for Mike also.
Mike's wife is Melinda, sister of the unnamed woman, I'll call her Carmen.
Sam and Stephanie, his wife at the time, were having dinner at George and Marilyn's house.
George and Marilyn are the parents of Melinda and Carmen.
Carmen was supposed to be out on a date with Joe that night.
But once Sam and Carmen saw each other and started talking, Carmen wanted to stay.
Her dad tried real hard to get her to go, to no avail.
So while they were all eating dinner, Sam and Carmen were looking at each other and the rest of the people grew rather uncomfortable. When Sam and
Stephanie were driving away, Stephanie blew up, "That was down right gross, I'm so embarrassed, you and Carmen might as well have grabbed each other
and gone at it right on the table, in front of everybody!"
Sam was like "Interesting, coming from you."
So a couple of weeks later, Roley says to Sam, "Mike and John and I helped Carmen move Saturday."
"Oh, where to?"
"Can't tell you."
Sam asks "Why didn't anyone call me? I could have helped too."
Roley then says, "Uh no. Mike and George and Marilyn have decided that you can never see Carmen again. And we've sworn to do whatever is necessary to
keep you two away from each other."
So that's the back story.
Couple of years later, after Sam is divorced, he's hiking up a trail he's never been on.
He gets to thinking about Carmen. Falls into a reverie. Cue stream of consciousness.
Sam comes out of reverie to discover he's got no idea where he is or how he got there.
No tracks in the grass. It's as if he was instantly transported to a strange new World.
That was going to be the story, but then I started looking things up in Google, found a place I'd really been. People I'd known. A real time and a
real place. Completely blew my story idea away.
But Carmen, I wish I knew her name.
edit on 7-5-2019 by pthena because: (no reason given)