Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beside Beauty

"Beside you," Jeff Barker speaks, his words edged with bitterness, "I'm a B-Side, beside you."

A quick look outside, then back to the glass in his hand. Fresh Ice. Scotch. Refilled for the unknown time.

"Maybe I set my sights too high. I always thought we'd be big stars, you and I. I was half right. You made it huge. I however was destined to be nothing more than an over glorified extra; minus the glory."

Tinkle of ice. Swirling around. Water pooling, mingling with the dissatisfaction and envy in his glass.

"Course, I don't hate you. How could I? All I've ever done is love you. Even still I don't think I could live without you. You're my best, and really, only friend."

He bends down to pet his beloved dog, and star of over 20 films. Known affectionately off screen as Barker's Beauty.

"Forgive me?" he asks as he ruffles her mane. A little yelp affirms the dog's undying affection.

"Good Beauty."


  1. I had a snake once that made it on the news when it escaped. No one really wanted to talk to me.

    Dropping in from A to Z. This is my first year.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

  2. Oh pets, they steal the whole show...all of the shows. ;-)

    I like these little story snippets you're putting up. What a fun way to do the A-to-Z.

    Slithers of Thought (WR)

  3. This little story has a great beat, almost poem like! It was also quite interesting.

  4. Super cute. I agree animals steal the 'show' even when me and my other half talk part of conversation involves the antics of our cat and three dogs.
    My A-Z


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