Slow Day

Words were bouncing around in Nancy News head. “You are under arrest for vehicular manslaughter.” She felt groggy. Tried to move her right arm. It was stuck to something. Nancy wake up. Blackness fell over her once again.

A new day is beginning for our four friends. Exhausted from the day before had them moving around at a slower pace. The clock read 5am. Ralph and Susan were sitting in the kitchen listening to the coffee brew. There was a light tap on the sliding glass door, which caused Chihuahua barking.

“Bert and Bea, I got this.” stated Ralph. He opened the blinds with caution. The faces that stared back at him were a welcome.

“Come in, Gretchen, Michelle, Chief and Pastor George. Susan just made a fresh brew.”

“I brought fresh baked goods from the bakery.” Stated Gretchen.

Greetings were interrupted when the front door bell rang. Bert and Bea went into Chihuahua attack mode. “I’ll get that.” Said the Chief. With the dogs at his heels the Chief scooped both up in one arm and opened the door.

“You’re not the one I wanted to see.” Whispered Connie.

“Too bad. Get in here. ” Growled the Chief. The Chihuahua’s followed the Chief by growling at Connie as she entered the home. “This way. We are all in the kitchen.” Said the Chief as Bea licked the powder sugar off his chin. Bert enjoyed the ride.

“Officer Shape. Where are you manners, son. Grab a mug, fill it with coffee. I want to see a plant of food in front of you.” Said the Chief.

“Yes! Yes Sir! Yes Chief. Right away, Sir.” Said Officer Shape.

The room fell silent when Connie cleared her throat. Pastor George walked up to her. “Can I get you a cup of coffee?”

“No thank you Pastor. I will be here for a moment.” Said Connie.

She looked around the room at the tired eyes looking back at her. “I’ve come by to tell everyone that I’m sorry for blasting the wrong picture of Ralph and Gretchen. Who I don’t even know.”

“Hi Connie. I’m Gretchen. Chief Day’s niece. I’ve been hired by Ralph to work out of his home. His wife Susan and myself get along well.” Said Gretchen as she took her coffee and breakfast into the media room. Everyone followed her except for Susan.

“Connie, I appreciate you coming by to share you apologizes. I am asking you to leave our home. When things calm down we’ll talk.” Spoke Susan as she walked Connie out of their home.

Susan walked into the media room to find a sleep Chief with two Chihuahua’s attached to him. The three were snoring. Susan stifled a giggle. “I’m declaring today as a slow day.” The group nodded in unison.


Nancy News woke up long enough to realize her right arm was handcuffed to the hospital bed.

Published by Sarah "Bubbles"

I am a mom, nana, writer and amateur photographer. I write short stories to brighten your day. Maybe inspire you to feel better about yourself. Perhaps make healthier life choices. You are the one that is responsible for your life. You got this!

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