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A to Z - 9. Houghton

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June 3

It’s been a week, and I’m a wreck.  A hungry, stinking, dirty wreck. At least some of my cuts and bruises are healing.  My limp is better.  I have no idea how far I have walked so far, but I know I am a long, long way from home.

Question for tonight: what if I had just stayed there – stayed home, stayed in the principal’s office, stayed in Carlsberg?  Would it have been that bad?  Is it worth looking over my shoulder every few minutes to see if anyone is watching? To see if there is a police car approaching?

I’ve gotten a few looks, but honestly, the roads I’ve been on have very little traffic on them. The cars don't slow down for me.

I left the United Brethren behind. I felt bad taking clothes and food from them, but I didn’t feel I could part with what little money I’ve got.  I stole two other things from the church that I stuffed into my pack: a partial roll of toilet paper, and some wooden matches I found in the kitchen. I figured they’d come in useful. Anyway, I chickened out and slipped an IOU under the door marked “Pastor’s Office,” with a note saying I’m sorry for having been a thief.  If I ever get any money, I’ll have to try and send them enough to cover what I stole.

The road over the mountain was long, and it seemed to go up and up through a canopy of fresh green leaves forever.  By the time the sun was overhead, the day was hot, and I was glad of the shade. I wanted to take off my jacket, but my pack was full of my new clothes and stolen food, so I really didn’t have any place to put it. The road up the mountain went from pavement to dirt near the top, and then back to pavement as the road started going down the far side.

I was now officially away from Carlsberg – out of the wide, flat lands and into the mountains.  A whole different place entirely.

By the end of the day, when I walked into a tiny village, I think I might have passed a dozen cars. At the crossroads, I chose the road that looked less busy, and which led to the west, toward the next mountain.

The food I took didn’t last more than a couple of days. My pack was lighter, at least. Another corner store, another box of cereal, which is now about empty. I still have my trusty water bottle, kept full by sneaking around darkened houses and getting a fill-up when I can find an outdoor faucet.

I walked for four days, I think. The road I took runs through a valley, so there are mountains to my left and right – west, and east, roughly, by the direction of the sun in the morning. I must be heading north, pretty much. Big farms and little houses dotted the way. I try to look like I belong whenever a car goes by –  and I’ve been pretty inconspicuous, I hope, but I must stand out like a sore thumb on a lonely road like the one I’ve been on. I’ve tried a few roads leading west, up into the next mountain ridge, but they’ve all been dead ends.

I’ve passed a few cars parked on the road, and one guy who was fussing with the engine of a sedan. I passed a crew working on replacing a house roof. They were mostly young guys, and they had their shirts off in the heat.  I couldn’t help looking. I don’t think they noticed me staring at them. I slowed down, maybe a little, but I had to keep walking. 

Last night, as the sun went down, I just walked off the road, and out into a hay field full of long grass and lay down. The road was quiet. Hell, nearly everything was quiet. I just lay there, trying to forget how hot and hungry and dirty I felt. The stars came out, one after another. A quick green flash overhead startled me.  I sat up.  There was another, off to my left.  Then another.  I soon realized that the whole field was alive with green flashing lights. Fireflies. I’ve seen one or two of these before, but not a meadow full of them. They danced before me, sparkling swirls of effervescent emerald green.  I sat and watched at them for hours; I couldn’t stop. In fact, I don’t really remember getting tired enough to sleep, though I must have.

Today, my road brought me to a bigger town. I got here around midday.  I passed a bank with a clock and temperature on the sign – it said 1:22 and 82 degrees.  A good time to explore, maybe find a place to spend my last $5 on dinner. Or lunch.

I followed the road across a bridge into a pretty scruffy looking area – crumbling houses, railroad sidings, warehouses.  Over on my left, I heard a happy squeal of laughter, and I stopped to look.  Kids played in a big swimming pool surrounded by a ferocious looking fence; I heard the splashing now. A building stood next to it, painted with big bold letters “Town of Houghton Aquatic Center.”

So.  Now I had a location. 

Another hundred yards down the street, I found myself crossing a long wide bridge over a sizeable river, the largest I’d seen so far. Houghton seemed nicer on this side of the river.

I ambled along to a busy traffic circle.  I could see signs pointing me in one direction towards the town, and in the another direction, I could see indications of a built-up area of bigger stores and other developments.

I headed into town.  A few blocks later, I passed a house with aging paint and an overgrown lawn, and I got an idea. Yes, this was a risk, but I realized that I would have to eat sooner or later.

 I turned right, off the main street, and soon found myself in a residential area. I kept going until I found another house – with a decent paint job this time - with a lawn in need of cutting. I felt incredibly nervous. I’d avoided all human contact for over a week, hiding out from humanity, and here I was, heart in my mouth,  knocking on the door of a complete stranger.

A stranger whose lawn needed to be cut.

A middle aged man with a moon face, pronounced beer gut and a crew cut answered the door.

“Yeah?”

“H – hi,”  I stammered nervously, “I’m looking for work. I was wondering if you wanted your lawn mowed?”

The homeowner scowled at me and shook his head.

“Naw. Don’t need you. I gotta kid of my own to do that kinda shit.”

I retreated quickly as he shut the door in my face.

Back on the curbside, I thought about it.  The man hadn’t looked suspicious or scared.  He had no idea who I was, but that didn’t matter much. He just didn’t want to deal with me. I was safe enough, at least for now.

I walked through the neighborhood, going up and down a couple of streets. I tried two more houses, with pretty much the same result. On the next street, I tried an older, two story house.  This time, an older lady answered the bell.

“Hello, I’m looking for a little work,” I started off.  I was getting better at this. “Would you like your lawn mowed?”

She hesitated, gracious and tall in the doorway.  I had to look up to her.

“Well,” she mused eventually, “it is getting long, isn’t it?  And my usual fellow hasn’t come this week.”

I stood there, waiting, not daring to speak.

“Oh, all right.  As long as you can be done quickly.  Meet me around back, and I’ll show you where the mower is.”

I walked back down the walk and up the driveway, to a large detached garage. My benefactor emerged from the back of the house, dressed immaculately in skirt, blouse and heels. She reminded me of my elementary school principal.

“In the back of the garage,” she pointed, “you’ll find the mower, and some gasoline for it.  And over there, you’ll find a rake and a bag for the clippings.”

I nodded.  What had I gotten myself into?

“Everything clear?  Knock on the back door when you’re done.”

I made my way around the Chevrolet sedan parked in the garage and found the gas can. I grabbed the mower and rolled it out into the sunlight.

It looked kind of oily and covered with old, dry grass, but it would probably work.  I checked the gas level, the oil level and the sparkplug.  I tested the levers and lifted it to check the underside.  Not very clean.

Since I didn’t know this lawn at all, I walked around the yard, looking for plants that should be left alone, or sticks and rocks that would harm the mower.

The machine started right up once it was filled with gasoline, and I was off. There really wasn’t much to it – the lawn was not much bigger than the one I mowed for ten years in Carlsberg. Once or twice, I caught a glimpse of my employer peering out the window at me.

The raking was fussier than the mowing.  Before I could rake, I made sure to sweep the driveway and sidewalk clear of clippings.  Then I raked clippings and bagged them up. Finally, it was time to clean the mower. I obviously don’t know who mowed this lawn regularly, but I do know that Dad would give me a beating if I didn’t leave our mower spotlessly clean.

I got the worst of the dirt and grass off, and then looked around for a rag or a cloth of some kind. I walked up to the back door and knocked. The woman appeared quickly.

“All done? Really?”  She stepped out.

“Not done quite yet, ma’am,” I answered.  “Would you have a rag I can use to clean up the mower now that I’m done with it?”

She looked down at me with surprise.

“To clean the mower?  Um, yes, I believe I do.” 

She returned with a rag swiftly, and I went back to getting the machine clean.  It wouldn’t be as good as if I had done it at home, but I could at least make it look better.

As I wiped down the mower, she stalked regally around the yard, checking my work. I looked up when I saw a pair of pointed dress shoes arrive in front of me.

“I must say, you did very fine work,” she stated.

I didn’t know what to say. Dad never complimented me on my work, and it just didn’t feel right.  I could have done better if I’d taken more time, I knew. Still, I couldn’t just stand there blushing in the heat.

“That’s OK, ma’m.  Where would you like me to put those grass clippings?”

When I returned from depositing them in a compost heap in the back, she was waiting for me. 

“Here,” she said, handing me a folded bill, “perhaps you might stop by again.”

She didn’t smile, but she didn’t frown at me either.

I thanked her profusely, stuffing the money in my pocket.  I was so flustered, I almost forgot my backpack lying on the ground inside the garage entrance.

When I made my way back onto the street, I realized the afternoon was largely gone. I decided to head back toward the main road. Even though I felt absolutely exhausted, I couldn’t help experiencing a bit of pleasure.  Someone thought I did good work. I stumbled along. I was more tired than I thought. Time to look for a place to lie down and rest for a bit.

I passed a big school complex.  Because it was a Saturday afternoon, nobody was there. I walked out back, saw the baseball diamond and found a calm place in the outfield grass.  I lay down. And closed my eyes.

“Hey, do you want to throw around?”

I woke up with a start. Standing over me was a kid, small, freckled, backlit by the sky.

“Are you awake?”

“What?”  I asked stupidly. I sat up. The sun was clearly lower in the sky now. “I’m sorry, what did you ask me?”

The little boy held out a baseball glove.

“Will you play catch with me?”

I shrugged.  I wasn’t going to run, and besides, this was his home turf.

“Sure.”

I hadn’t thrown a baseball in forever. My partner giggled when I threw the ball way wide the first time.  And the second.  He could catch the ball barehanded, while I got the glove.  I still had some difficulty catching, and it wasn’t just all my natural clumsiness or recent weariness. I’m just not very good at baseball, I guess.

Still, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. No one ever asked me to play or hang out or do anything. Yet, now I was tossing around a baseball with a nine- or ten-year-old who seemed pleased to have found a practice partner.

Now that I had time to look at him, I could see that he would be pretty cute one day.  He could break some hearts. But right now, his innocent, boundless enthusiasm for everything baseball, and his unconscious grace in playing made me wish I could have known him when I was his age.  We could have been friends.

“Wanna hit balls to me?” he asked, hopefully.  Maybe he thought I’d have better luck at another activity. He hustled over to find his bat, and I handed over the glove when he returned. He backed a good distance away and looked at me expectantly.

I got the ball and tried to hit it out to him.

I swung the bat uselessly, missing the ball completely.

I tried again.  Same result. My small partner shifted from foot to foot impatiently. I tried a third time, and the ball glanced off the bat, rolling off to the side.

“Foul ball!” he cried out, grinning.

I walked over, picked up the ball, and tried another time.  I connected this time, and blooped the ball out in his general direction.  He sped toward the descending ball and managed to catch it, holding up his prize like a pro.

We did this for a little longer, but I kept hitting maybe every fifth ball somewhere out towards my new companion.  I know he was dissatisfied with my batting average. Eventually, he got bored with me, I think.

“Listen, I gotta get going.”

“No problem. Thanks for asking me to play.”

“I don’t know you, but it was fun.  Hey, I’m Howie. What’s your name?”

I hesitated a second.  I had to think back and remember my new name.

“I’m Eric. I’m not from around here.” 

“I knew that. I come here every day. Maybe tomorrow we can work on your hitting,” Howie grinned.

My stomach was really hurting by now – not just growling, it roared.

“So Howie, if I needed to go to the grocery store, which way would I go?”

“That way – cut through the parking lot, and you’ll come out near there.”

I looked in the direction he pointed and saw moving traffic.  I picked up my backpack and waved.  My new friend waved back, and we parted ways.

As I walked, I pulled out my money from lawn mowing. I was shocked to find I had been given $20.  That lady must be loaded. I’d hardly done anything, and I felt like I'd won the lottery.

The store was a big, bright new grocery. Everything looked cheerful and clean.  I immediately felt out of place.  I was dirty, and I still smelled bad. But I was hungry enough that I really didn’t care too much. The store wasn’t crowded, and I looked as if I had been working.  I had. I took a cart and thought I would fill it up.  I had to slow down; $20 may have felt like a lot, but it wasn’t going to go that far, not really.

I got some apples and raisins, a bigger box of cereal, some bottled juice, some pepperoni sausage and a big bag of baby carrots. And a candy bar. I got all of 87 cents back in change.

Well, this would have to hold me for a while. Darkness fell while I had been shopping.  I retraced my steps back to the school parking lot without much trouble, and sat down on the curb to eat my supper. I unpacked my knife and cut off some of the pepperoni, ate an apple, and devoured some baby carrots.  I guzzled down a whole bottle of fruit juice. My brain finally kicked in.  I stopped, forcing myself not to eat everything in sight. I reminded myself that I have to make this stuff last.

I’ve come back across the river since then, repacking everything carefully. The Houghton Aquatic Center is empty now, but it doesn’t look if anyone will mind if I camp out here beyond the back fence near the railroad tracks. Even though the security lights shine pretty brightly here, I'm out of the way enough that nobody will see me. At least, that's what I'm counting on.

Maybe this spot isn't perfect. But if I’d stayed in Carlsberg, I’d have had no better luck finding a place to camp out. I doubt there would be any shelter, really.  And I still don’t think I want to be in prison, even if I get fed more often.  And I’m still damn sure I don’t want to be anywhere near creepy Uncle Ray. 

On the other hand, today I did some work that someone thought was worth a compliment. I played ball with a little kid who was way better than me. It was fun, anyway.  So I think the answer to my question for today is:  I’m better off here in Houghton than back in Carlsberg – even if I’m a stinking, tired, dirty wreck.

I am deeply indebted to Craftingmom for her unstinting and generous editing.

Your reviews of any sort or description are most welcome.

Copyright © 2016 Parker Owens; All Rights Reserved.
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This story has really drawn me into it. I enjoy when each new chapter is posted and I hope with each chapter that he finds someone to care for him.

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On 10/14/2015 02:27 AM, JimP said:

This story has really drawn me into it. I enjoy when each new chapter is posted and I hope with each chapter that he finds someone to care for him.

Thank you for this review. I'm glad the story is getting to you; the character Eric/Stefan really got under my skin over the time it took me to write the story.

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Nice. There's generally a lot of good in small-town folks if you can overcome their natural reticence around strangers. I'm glad you were able to convey that.

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On 10/14/2015 04:19 AM, Diogenes said:

Nice. There's generally a lot of good in small-town folks if you can overcome their natural reticence around strangers. I'm glad you were able to convey that.

Small towns are interesting places, if you get to stay and look, taste or feel. I hoped that at least some of the character of Houghton came through in this. As always, thanks very much for reviewing and reading.

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Wow Parker, I'm not going to lie bud, it was an ordeal to get to this point, but I made it. This was a super dark story to start off with. I will say that despite my criticisms, I've found your writing to be of pretty decent quality and you definitely do have a good instinct for storytelling.

 

Now that Stefan has gotten well into his journey I'm pretty riveted to see where he's headed next. I'm assuming that he's actually reaching a destination in this town since we've now got him right by a community pool and his potential love interest is a life guard at a community pool.

 

Yep I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes!

 

Anyway looking forward to where it goes next.

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On 10/14/2015 08:46 AM, spikey582 said:

Wow Parker, I'm not going to lie bud, it was an ordeal to get to this point, but I made it. This was a super dark story to start off with. I will say that despite my criticisms, I've found your writing to be of pretty decent quality and you definitely do have a good instinct for storytelling.

 

Now that Stefan has gotten well into his journey I'm pretty riveted to see where he's headed next. I'm assuming that he's actually reaching a destination in this town since we've now got him right by a community pool and his potential love interest is a life guard at a community pool.

 

Yep I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes!

 

Anyway looking forward to where it goes next.

Thank you so much for your forthright reviews, and for sticking with the story thus far. Stefan/Eric is definitely on a journey now, and for as long as the authorities let him slip under the radar. It was very dark before, and now perhaps there are some breaks in the clouds. More to come...

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On 10/14/2015 09:34 AM, Defiance19 said:

Stefan is a remarkable young man. After all that's been done to him, he is not unmoved and self serving. He leaves an iou for goodness sake. He still takes time to see fireflies. We see him continually give of himself when he is the one wanting. What little he receives in return is so significant for him, it's inspiring. I have to wonder where he learnt that, because he surely wasn't nurtured.

I am assuming that Houghton is the place he can finally stop walking. The boy needs a rest and some medical attention.

 

Looking forward to what is next for him..

Houghton seems okay, doesn't it? And Stefan/Eric has resiliency built in somewhere. Maybe innate, maybe just plain stubborn humanity. The spark of humanity exists in him, too.

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On 10/14/2015 11:48 AM, Dodger said:

If anyone really needed a slice of luck it's Stefan. He's a good guy and deserves a lot better. It's difficult to see how he's going to be able to get out of the situation he's in without going to the authorities for help. Maybe he'll meet someone who can see him for who he really is, and will want to help him. This kid needs some TLC. I just wish he had been able to stand up for himself against the principle, and at least tell him what really happened in the locker room. The principle believed what he had heard, because Stefan didn't give him a reason not to. I can understand though how years of severe physical, and mental abuse can completely destroy someone and leave them unable to defend themself.

A very good subject to write about and very well written. I'm gagging for some luck to come Stefan's way, please.

Stefan/Eric could use some luck. P.G. Wodehouse described luck as a puppy that scampers off into the woods for a long while, then reappears at unexpected moments out of the underbrush; I suspect this will be true for Stefan/'Eric, too. The principal of his school was seeing what he wished to see, not the facts before him. Clearly a man who pays lip service to acceptance but is at best discomforted by it. I've known these people.

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On 10/30/2015 05:35 PM, aditus said:

When I read this chapter, I thought maybe this is the place where he will stop. Then I thought, no. Knowing Parker, well I don't really know you, only your story, that won't be all. He lulls us in to think Stefan is safe, and then bam!

Stefan wasn't going to get to stop, not yet. Sorry.

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On 02/29/2016 12:40 AM, Shoyrstuff said:

Very well written! :)Egan

Glad you thought so. I hope you find the reading interesting. Thanks for the encouragement!

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All the red herrings people are following! ;-)

 

I am heartened by Eric's courtesy and ability to see beauty even with the life he's had so far. Few people I know would have left an IOU for the food and clothing he took from the church, even fewer would have felt regret and remorse for having to take those items. There's something very special about a guy who is able to enjoy the glimpses of beauty in fairly everyday things like fireflies (which, in California, seem only to be found in Disneyland).

 

Poor Eric is so unused to compliments and positive interactions that he's a little unsure how to respond to the woman whose lawn he mowed. And his willingness to play catch with Howie even though he's tired proves, if he survives that long, he'll make a great father some day!

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On 06/02/2016 11:50 AM, droughtquake said:

All the red herrings people are following! ;-)

 

I am heartened by Eric's courtesy and ability to see beauty even with the life he's had so far. Few people I know would have left an IOU for the food and clothing he took from the church, even fewer would have felt regret and remorse for having to take those items. There's something very special about a guy who is able to enjoy the glimpses of beauty in fairly everyday things like fireflies (which, in California, seem only to be found in Disneyland).

 

Poor Eric is so unused to compliments and positive interactions that he's a little unsure how to respond to the woman whose lawn he mowed. And his willingness to play catch with Howie even though he's tired proves, if he survives that long, he'll make a great father some day!

Fireflies are common at that time of year in the place where Eric is wandering. And he is truly wandering now. He almost blundered into Houghton, and truly got lucky to get a lawnmowing job and to find a kid who wouldn't ask too many questions. Eric is truly a nice kid when he doesn't feel threatened.

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I'm glad that Eric/Stefan was able to make a bit of money to get him a few things to tied him over for a bit anyway. Although the town of Houghton seems like a safe place to hide out, I don't think that would be wise. Even though he enjoyed the fireflies and playing ball with Howie even though Howie was better than Eric it was still fun. I think it's in his best interest to keep moving and then hope hopefully some time soon he'll be able to stop running. Then wherever he is someone will take him in and give him a stable place to live along with the safety he craves as well as giving him the love he hasn't had for years since his mother left. Who knows he might even find his mother out there somewhere. One can only hope for the best possible life for Stefan from here on. 

Great story it does draw you into it the more you read. 

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3 minutes ago, Butcher56 said:

I'm glad that Eric/Stefan was able to make a bit of money to get him a few things to tied him over for a bit anyway. Although the town of Houghton seems like a safe place to hide out, I don't think that would be wise. Even though he enjoyed the fireflies and playing ball with Howie even though Howie was better than Eric it was still fun. I think it's in his best interest to keep moving and then hope hopefully some time soon he'll be able to stop running. Then wherever he is someone will take him in and give him a stable place to live along with the safety he craves as well as giving him the love he hasn't had for years since his mother left. Who knows he might even find his mother out there somewhere. One can only hope for the best possible life for Stefan from here on. 

Great story it does draw you into it the more you read. 

 

Eric / Stephan has enough money to eat a little, and that's good. He's definitely wary, but still very unsure of how to make his way. Running is the one thing he knows he must do. I am glad the journal is drawing you in. Thank you for reading! 

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4 hours ago, chris191070 said:

Houghton seems a fairly safe place for Stephan. At least he got some money for food.

Houghton seems like a place Stefan might stay in for a bit. His luck, such as it is, held so far.

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Fireflies. I’ve seen one or two of these before, but not a meadow full of them. They danced before me, sparkling swirls of effervescent emerald green. I sat and watched at them for hours; I couldn’t stop. -- Hanging on to that sense of wonder and awe in the presence of creation, Stefan/Eric's hanging on to his humanity in the presence of creation's creator. Not easy.

I thought he might climb the fence to wash himself in the pool, but you did describe it as "ferocious."
 

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6 minutes ago, BlueWindBoy said:

Fireflies. I’ve seen one or two of these before, but not a meadow full of them. They danced before me, sparkling swirls of effervescent emerald green. I sat and watched at them for hours; I couldn’t stop. -- Hanging on to that sense of wonder and awe in the presence of creation, Stefan/Eric's hanging on to his humanity in the presence of creation's creator. Not easy.

I thought he might climb the fence to wash himself in the pool, but you did describe it as "ferocious."
 

No, Eric/Stefan wasn’t about to try that fence. Fireflies are one of the wonders of this world. Eric/Stefan is getting a chance to see some things his father never let him know about. Playing a bit of baseball, for example. And for once, he’s not ravenously hungry. Thanks so much for reading and for taking time to comment. 

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"Anyway, I chickened out and slipped an IOU under the door marked “Pastor’s Office,” with a note saying I’m sorry for having been a thief. If I ever get any money, I’ll have to try and send them enough to cover what I stole."

I read this chapter again after @BlueWindBoy posted his message and I remembered that passage.I don't think you mentioned it later in the story but Stephan/ Eric did just that right?

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