Sunday, October 26, 2014

Coffin Hop Day 3

Coffin Hop day 3:

So are you cozy and have a cuppa? Get ready part three of my tale. Don’t forget to visit the other Coffin Hop blogs as well. Here is the Coffin Hop Facebook page too
Part 3:

                                       Dust Bowl

I stayed put mostly in New Mexico. Baby grew up and I next remember seeing her in her room. She was looking at one of my old books.

“You will like that book,” I said.

“I know. I have read it twice,” Baby said.

“So what is you favorite book?” I asked. 

“I love all of Steinbeck’s work,” Baby answered.

“I have read some of his things in the library,” I said.

“So are you my guardian angel or something?” Baby asked.

“I guess so. How old are you now?” I asked.

“I am 17 and I graduated from high school this spring,” she said.

“Lucky you. I loved school,” I said.

“The Twins hated it. I wonder if they will ever come home,” She said.

“I have no idea,” I said.

“You know they are in a mental hospital,” She said.

“Yes, I didn’t know that Memaw and Pawpaw told you,” I said.

“No, they didn’t. I read about it in the newspaper at the library,” She said.

Baby went back to reading the book. I faded through the wall and saw Memaw cooking. The next time I saw Baby she was working in the train station at the cafe.

“Hi, I sure wish I could eat that pie,” I said.

“I bet, I like this job. You get to see people from all over here. I am going to secretarial school at night too,” Baby said.

“Good for you. I am very proud of you,” I said. 

I watched her graduate from secretarial school. A young man in a military uniform was there. He was an officer in the Air Force. I noticed a ring on her finger, a pretty diamond set in gold. I figured she was alright and no harm could come to her.

I floated to the train station and saw Myron. We walked around town and down the main drag and who did we see.

“Creepy twins,” Myron said.

“I thought they were in the hospital,” I said.

We just watched them for a distance and they didn’t see us. I wondered if they could even. They were now in their 20s and looked the same, white hair and pale skin. Both had red marks on the side of their foreheads. They dress alike too, black jackets and white shirts. Betty had a black skirt on and black hose and shoes. Bobby had black pants and shoes on. They held hands and swung them back and forth as they walked. They were headed to my grandparents house.

“Myron want to see my family?” I asked.

“I would like that. I see the twins are on the way too,” He said.

The creepy twins walked to Memaw and Pawpaw’s street. They stood on the corner there watching the house. They just stood there staring not speaking a word.

“So what do you think they are up to?” I asked.

“Besides no good, I say they want revenge,” Myron said.

“Can you help me keep an eye on them?” I asked.

“Yes, I can.”

We watched them for days it seemed. I went to the house and saw what was up. Baby was getting married and and Memaw was fitting her gown. Pawpaw was taking care of the roses for her wedding the next day.

“Myron, Baby is getting married. I saw her in her gown so pretty,” I said.

“So the twins may want to crash the wedding. I don’t think they were invited,” He said.

Tomorrow part 4.


  1. Fun story! The twins are definitely creepy. I can't wait to read the rest.

  2. Those twins don't bode well for the wedding.

  3. What can be creepier than a pair of twins bent on evil? Great story. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy hopping!

  4. I'm catching up from yesterday! I knew those twins were up to no good!! (I read day four by accident first - but it honestly didn't ruin day three for me at all). This is a great story!