A Story A Day 2017: Something Old and Hidden Gem

First, I have to apologize for not posting a story yesterday. I got my days mixed up, so, here’s a two-for-one special. 🙂

Something Old

Stanley straightened his suit as he looked into the mirror. Everything had to be perfect. He couldn’t relax now.

Satisfied, he headed for the door. If he succeeded today, he’d be on easy street for the rest of his days.

He came to a stop at seeing the car. The old rust bucket, as he called it, had been his father’s. It was also the only thing his wife had left following their divorce, despite her cheating on him.

Getting in, he stroked the steering wheel. “Ready for one more deal?”

A muffled cry came from the trunk.

“Thanks, Dear.”




Hidden Gem

The pick drove into the ground again and again as Maria worked to loosen the earth. It was a task she had decided on when he husband, Isaiah, had fallen sick the day before.

She wasn’t a stranger to hard work, as life in the middle of nowhere demanded it, so she thought it best if she helped dig the outhouse.

In a way, it helped relax her. Out here, she felt alive. Let the others have their colonies. She wanted the untamed wilderness.

Isiah would be better in a couple of days. Until then, it was up to her.


About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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