Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dissipate

Another excerpt from Dissipate!

“SHIT!” Jenny said loudly.
She got out of bed quickly and headed for the hall closet to get a towel to
soak it up with. When she got close to the bathroom she realized that the
shower was running. Cold fear ran over her.
“MOM!!” Jenny screamed as she ran full force into the bathroom.
“AHHHHH!!!” Linda screamed back.
Jenny ran right up and threw the shower curtain open. Her mother was
naked and very soapy. Jenny didn’t care all she wanted to do was save her.
She reached out and grabbed her mother by the arm and yanked with all of her
might. She lost her grip and her hands slid off of her mother’s arm. Linda not
sure what was going on and tried to fight Jenny off but couldn’t see for all the
soap in her eyes. The yank was still enough to catch her off balance. Linda
reached out to try and steady herself. All she managed to do was tangle herself
up in their cheap shower curtain. Linda fell out of the shower and made a soapy
splat sound when she hit the floor. Linda struggled to cover herself with the
mangled slick shower curtain.
“WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!” Linda yelled. She was
trying to look up at Jenny but her soapy hair was plastered to her face. With
a violent sweep of her hand, she shoved all of her hair out of her face.
“YOU’RE GOD DAMN CRAZY! What are you doing?” Linda said as
she tried to carefully pull herself up.
A large soapy puddle was forming around Linda’s feet and water was
spraying out of the shower because there was no curtain to hold it in.
“I’m not really sure what I’m doing,” Jenny said as she stared at her mother.
Jenny’s mouth was slightly open; she did not believe what she had just done.
Jenny thought that maybe some of the bubbles around her mother’s mouth
were not soap but maybe she had started foaming from anger.
“I really want to know what is going on with you,” Linda said extremely
angered.
“How about we shut the water off and then we can talk about it in the
kitchen?” Jenny suggested.
“I’m going to finish my shower first. I can’t walk into the kitchen like this,”
Linda said as she glanced down. She had rearranged the shower curtain so it
looked more like a toga. The shower curtain was an overly bright and
aggressive flower pattern. Linda kept wiping the bubbles from her face but it
was not helping and her eyes were now stinging terribly.
“Mom, please I really don’t think that you need to get back in the shower.
How about you just finish rinsing off with some of the water we saved in the
containers?” Jenny said hopefully.
“Let me get this straight, you just yanked me out of the shower bare-assed
naked to try and get me to bathe in a bucket,” Linda said. Her right eye was
now stinging so badly that it looked like she was just continuously winking at
Jenny.
Jenny was now having a hard time not smiling about the whole situation. She
yanked her very naked mother out of the shower. And her mom was wearing
their ugly shower curtain and it looked like she was hitting on her.
“Mom, I don’t know what came over me. I really have lost my mind,” Jenny
said and stifled a laugh.
“Are you laughing at me?” Linda said even angrier.

Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

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