10 Jobs: #2

2. Travel Planner.

Despite his own messy home life, compared to his best friend Bobby, Jake’s family could be the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting. Jake listens to Bobby explain his recent black eye. Bobby’s leg bounces a mile a minute, his long fingers intertwined.

“So you ran into a door, Bobby?” Jake muses when Bobby’s out of excuses. “Don’t think I’ve heard that one before.”

Bobby sighs and Jake pats his leg.

“You can crash at my place. Only payment is eatin my ma’s cookin which is a sacrifice in and of its self.”

“That’s okay, Jake. I oughta go home anyways.”

“I hear Alaska’s nice this time of year.”

Bobby just smiles at Jake with those sad black eyes.

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    Chrishna

    January 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I like this one- are these encounters set back in the 50s/60s? I kind of get that feeling from reading them; or are readers not really supposed to know?
    Also….that is how I will cook when I am a mom! Hahaha….God help me.
    Keep up the nice work sister.

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