Black Short Stories : 7 WESTHEAVEN STREET

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    outline : A story of four bad boys and an old lady who regain and restored
    the life of these young men with some very bazaar wild tails and stunning
    moments as wings finally was recieved on 7 WestHeaven street
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    In summer 1967 a southen small town, in the back hills beyound the clay
    dirt road, an old funny lady lived alone no family or friends, she stayed in
    this shabby white house just cross the street from a young boy's family.
    Ms.Lizzy they call her,she never come out not even on the front stoop,
    what was so amazing and wierd was her address, 7 but cross the street
    and down the street had three numbers.
    Jef kole and his friends Johnny,Jerry and Jimbo Johnstone would come out
    to play at the SunRise play lot being best of friends, they see her in the
    window from the attic and felt something was wrong and very strange
    about this old lady, about mid summer of July 1967 she begin to come out
    watching these children play, Jef was a good kid going bad hanging around
    with Jerry and Jimbo who was a mean and bully kid, Johnny had a very bad
    foul mouth to be only ten, Jef use to wonder how he learn those words to
    say that make people so mad, this day they was in SunRise playing and
    notice the old lady, they didn't like her much at all so Jerry said let throw
    rock at her so she can stop looking over here at me she scary,the boys
    agree and start tossing stones the old lady get up and return inside, they
    have a big burst of laughs but the old lady would always smile at them,
    they run up ring her bell and run i mean bad boys Jef tryed not to do it
    but his friends might call him a square, whatever that means , she would
    alway look up talking to herself , saying Father i have a job on my hands
    Jef wonder what she do and why she saying that to the sky,Jef kole was
    a very bright child mixed with the wrong bunch, not a few days later Jef
    saw Ms.Lizzy walking from the town market quickly Jimbo looked calling
    out for Jerry and Johnny , let take her bags , she look like the bag lady
    anyway let's see what she have, the old lady walking as slow as you can
    walk heard them coming she never looked back as they grap her bags
    Jerry pushing her to the picket white fence, a small mumble and deep
    breath as she looked Jef in the face ,she smile again Jef ran as she cry out
    "children no not what they do father" two days later Jef was outside alone
    he saw the old lady walking again from the town market, afraid but he spoke
    Ms. I'm sorry for what we did i know it was bad my friends ,she place'd her
    index finger to his lips and softly said, My son you are a good boy you must
    keep the faith.
    don't let no one lead you as a follower be a leader child remember Ms.Lizzy
    said so, later that day Johnny was over at Jef house in the yard and saw
    the old lady in back he started throwing small pebbles at her she smile teary
    eyed as Jef called out "STOP" your going to get me in trouble but he continue
    Jef mother was watching from the window and call out to Jef , Yes Mom!
    johnny love cakes and junk foods , Jef mother was fussing come her young
    man that poor old lady don't mess with nobody why are you all doing that
    no outside or T.V. for two week now go to your room, after two weeks pass
    the other boys was in the play lot and jef walked up Johnny said sorry you
    got in trouble but i hate that lady at the same time she was walking up
    Jerry and Jimbo was calling her names and cussing Johnny pick up a rock
    as Jef started walking away Jimbo made him come back being a bully Jef
    was afraid of him, the rock hit the lady she turn to them speaking low tone
    shame children i'll get you , i'll get you all my way i promise, she was very
    fun of the boys, Jef said loudly Please we can't do this one day we might
    really hurt that old lady , the boys laugh and said who cares , not me!
    the boys was starting to come of age in their early teens but was still
    a bad bunch of kids always in fights at school when they not skipping
    or cutting classes to go in town to steal, but they had finally left the
    old lady along but was trouble and it worried her that she was failing to
    turn them around one day Johnny was passing her gate she called out
    little boy come here , as he became closer he saw something in her hands
    she smile and reached out handing him some cake and milk Johnny was
    afraid to take it remembering what she said.
    But he took it , saying how sorry he was feeling guilty, she looked and gave
    a small chuckle, do something for me, you seem nice and you know what you
    like be the best at what you like in life , Johnny was confused and lost at
    what the old lady said to him, he ran off quickly the next day he told Jerry
    about it.
    Jerry love to watch movies about building things and it was a suprise to
    his eyes the old lady was standing about a foot away when he turn around
    she said, Little boy what's your name i notice something about you , Jerry
    always had a smart mouthand can cuss too,look what do you know about
    me anyway, she reached into her tote bag pulled out a taped movie and
    said go now watch this and understand it for your life and future depends
    on it and know i see and hear all maybe one day you will come and she turn
    her head to the left mouth twisted a little and walked away , Jerry took off
    down the street cross the dirt road home , after watching it over and over
    he knew this old lady is different and wierd but she knew his like's somehow
    by the next day Johnny and Jerry was walking down the street and Jef was
    in the play lot, hey! where y'all going , they replyed over to the old lady
    house i think her name is Ms.Lizzy or something Jef said yes okay see you
    but it started going on every day after school and they was never around
    much going to the lady house to watch movies and eat her hot baked
    goodies she knew then these two kids was making a change and doing
    better in school, Jef was getting upset because he felt she had took his
    friends and only Jimbo was left to play with and he was a bully, so Jef
    told Jimbo what was going on and boy! was he mad this kid was bad as
    they come and evil he knew something was going to happen now that
    Jimbo know but he didn't want his friends beat up, it was a cold evening
    the boys was over at the old lady house and Jef join them that day to
    warn them that Jimbo was going to do something bad the old lady looked
    and said, what took you so long i have something for you and handed him
    a bowl of icecream worry not children nothing will come of you the trouble
    will passbye, nobody knew what she was talking about or understood her
    but they did know one thing she a lot of fun and nice, Jef had to ask why
    she only have one number on her door , did somebody steal the other two!
    shaking her head in a circle motion speaking in a light tone voice, no child
    it is what it is , they was whispering wow she nice but really wierd i guess
    we better go home now y'all as they wave bye to the old lady.


    what happen next and what Jimbo Johnstone has plan will be a rude awaking
    for him but this bully kid is not a easy one to deal with NEXT Pt.II
     
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    very intersting story
    i cant wait to see what jimbo do
    and how ms lizzy turn these boys around
    weird she is might be the best thing that happens to them huh?
    nice story line Rich.....
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Ms. Lizzy has the patience of Job and a heart of gold. What is it about her that makes her different? What will that Jimbo do next? Hmmmmm....Looks like there is a lesson that goes along with this, I can appreciate that. Looking forward to part 2.
     
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    thankz Angel .......this was no fluke this old lady had a reason to be
    and jimbo will see it in his awakening pt.II next

    thanks watz.......her heart was beyond gold , this old soul instill faith
    what Jimbo learns next will be a awakening breaking point or will he bully
    his way pt.II next
     
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    Aw, this is such a warm story. (like the year it's set in, too) Can't wait to see what happens next.
     
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    thankz gempis .........i too can't wait to see what and who this old lady
    really is and why she so nice to these bad boys i mean they seem like a
    rough bunch !
     
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