Sunday, October 26, 2014

B is for Bellatrix

Today was going to be a good day, Bellatrix told herself. She could feel it in the air. The sense of mischief floated around her.

"Trying to compensate for something?" Bellatrix called out loudly.

"Excuse me?" A man replied turning sharply.

"Boo!" Bellatrix smiled noting his startled expression. She loved how her presence startled people.

Her neighbor frowned and made his way into his home.

Bellatrix watched him go and kicked over his trash can for good measure.

"Mmm." She stated satisfied. Another morning off to a good start.

Bellatrix couldn't explain why she was this way. She had experience a pretty ordinary childhood.

She had spent her days at the library playing chess against various bald-headed men.

And she had spent her nights in the park, playing on the jungle gyms and watching random people sleep on benches.

In all, she had a very good childhood (in her opinion.) Both her parents had spent a lot of time working. Her mother was an author while her father was a computer programmer.

The next morning, Bellatrix got up excitedly. Both of her parents were out at their respective jobs and it not being a school day, she had free roam of the house.

She was extra cautious this morning while getting ready. Her longtime boyfriend, Rodolphous ("Rod") was coming over.

Rod and Bellatrix enjoyed "messing around" in her parents bed. Just knowing it was against the rules made her smile. 

Rod and Bellatrix had been inseparable since they had met.

They had dinner together every night at Bellatrix's house. 

And he was the only one, at least that she believed, who truly understood her.


Mornings came and went, and Bellatrix relished each and every one.

School was lengthy and boring, but as soon as she got out she spent her nights with Rod.

Her relationship with her mother was a bit different.

"Oh you're home," Annie smiled.

"Yep, was just at the park with Rod," Bellatrix said shortly. Over the last few years, her mother had become so tied up with her writing, they would go days without speaking. Not that either of them minded particularly.

"He's a nice boy right?" Annie asked.

"Uh, yep."

"That's good. There are so many temptations in youth."

"I know," Bellatrix sighed, "dinner is ready."

"Ah," Annie smiled, "I'll be out in a minute."

Annie shut the door behind her, she knew that her mother would soon forget and get tied up in her current novel again.

"Where's your mom?" Paul asked.

"Writing," Bellatrix smiled.

Her father made so much effort in their relationship. Although they had yet to find common ground.

Her parent's relationship made no sense to her. Bellatrix and Rod were two peas in a pod, and Annie and Paul were so...different.

Against Annie's wishes, Paul threw a party for his daughter. Bellatrix was now 18 and done with high school.

Rod wasted no time, and proposed.

Bellatrix had never been so happy.

She, of course, accepted.

The two love birds immediately started planning their wedding.


They very anticipated wedding of Bellatrix and Rod soon came.

As neither had any friends, only family attended. It was the best day of Bellatrix's far.

They decided to christen their marriage in her parent's bed.

After only a few weeks of married bliss, Bellatrix excitedly discovered that she was pregnant. 

Unfortunately, her joy quickly turned to morning sickness.

Over the next few months Bellatrix's belly grew.

Both husband and wife were very excited for their soon-to-be bundle of joy.

Although most of Bellatrix's time was spent praying to the porcelain god. 

One night, Bellatrix started experiencing a different kind of pain.

"It's time!" she shouted.

"What do we do?" Rod asked hopping from one foot to another. He had never been so scared in his life.

"Hospital!" Bellatrix exclaimed.

Several excruciating hours later, a baby girl was brought into the world.

"Hello my daughter," Bellatrix smiled.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A is for Annie

Annie was pleased. There were no neighbors in sight. The plot of land was larger than she expected she would have been able to afford on such a meager payoff from the hospital. 

Although it was no lair, she was able to build a very small abode. It was only shed-sized, but it was definitely a start. 

Annie had always wanted to secretly become an author. She devoured romance novels and had always had a keen literary voice. She pulled out her phone and started searching openings.

After happily finding herself a job as a writer's assistant, Annie noticed a brooding figure approaching.

Instantly attracted to his mustache Annie decided to introduce herself. 

"Hello," she smiled warmly. 

The man rushed by her without so much as a glance.

Oh no, this rudeness would not be tolerated. "Excuse me!" Annie said loudly clearing her throat. 

"Can't you tell I'm busy!" he snapped back. 

"It's called MANNERS!" she responded matching his tone. 

"Bitch," he replied with a shake of his fist. 

Annie hunched her shoulders....that word.

She felt her face flush. Hold it...she told herself. 

She puckered her lips trying to bottle her rage. 

"Now I must be on my way!" He said exasterbated.

Annie balled up her fists, trying to keep herself contained. She was a lady, she could not let a foul-mouthed chauvinist get to her. 

She watched the man walk by, vowing to teach him a lesson at another time.

Still fresh with anger, Annie made her way to the local gym. After several rounds of chest presses, Annie finally felt herself begin to relax. 

She also started to met (well-mannered) local men.

Most importantly single men.

Annie was a completely different soul when she was trying to impress a potential suitor. 

She giggled at all the right times, and batted her eyelashes often. 

After wearing herself out at the gym, Annie took a taxi home and jumped around her home in glee. This was a good move after all.


It had now been a month, and Annie was finally feeling at home in her new town. The library was full of unexplored novels. 

Plus it gave her all the materials she needed to begin her writing career. 

Annie also had met most of the eligible bachelors around town.

Alas, no one in particular had caught her eye. At least no one was marriage material. 

With her regular pay checks her home began expanding slowly. 

Although she wasn't quite sure if he was up to marriage snuff, Annie decided to go on her first date.

He was lanky and awkward, but he was so polite and had such boyish good looks. 


Only 3 date later and Annie and Paul had their first kiss.

The kiss quickly turned into more, and Annie and Paul made love for the first time. 


It only took the once and Annie discovered she was pregnant. 

Over the next several months her stomach began to grow.

With her waist expanding faster than her wallet, she decided something had to be done before the baby came.

She asked/forced Paul to move in with her.

Paul was the complete opposite of Annie, and seemed to enjoy every moment of life. Even if he wasn't allowed out of the house except to work.

Annie slept peacefully knowing that her baby would be taken care of.

Although she definitely did not approve of Paul having friends over. Especially when they used her computer.

Her due date came quickly and Annie woke up in agonizing pain.

It was time. Paul rushed her off to the hospital.

Several hours of labor followed. It seemed like forever but Annie and the baby were finally released. They headed home immediately. 

Annie was overjoyed by her new baby girl.