The Re-Genesis Hour
There was still half an hour before dawn when Gina, the serving maid, slipped open the door. The boy pulled himself down the steps, scuttling sideways on his misshapen stumps and keeping a hand on the railing for support. Once outside, he pulled himself through the dewy, cold-shock grass. The world was fresh and alive in its daily re-genesis.
A rabbit ducked out of a thicket to his left and he gave chase for the sheer fun of it. The rabbit won, escaping back to its hole just before the boy reached it. He laughed and stood there for a moment, palms flat on the ground, cold and wet.
He continued on, farther and farther until he reached a road he had never seen before, going down to a high iron gate. A car was coming down from the house, its powerful headlights sweeping over him as he ducked back into the bushes. Not fast enough. The car stopped and a man and woman got out.
“What in Heaven’s name is that? It’s hideous.”
“George, please. I—”
“What is it!”
“It’s your son, George.”
“I have a son?”
November 24th, 2014 at 1:10 am
me like! 🙂
November 24th, 2014 at 1:42 am
Niiiiiice!!! I love that.
November 24th, 2014 at 11:39 pm
powerful and angry again 😉 seems uncle Sam got you!
November 25th, 2014 at 3:11 am
what is re-genesis?
November 25th, 2014 at 7:34 am
It means rebirth or re-creation. I don’t think you’ll find it in any dictionary.
November 25th, 2014 at 7:59 am
I want to know eeeverything about these people. You know, I just *hate* to point out the obvious, but you’re an amazing writer. 😛 Now give us more!
November 25th, 2014 at 9:43 am
Ok, someone else said something similar too. I’ll try to write a sequel. 🙂
November 26th, 2014 at 12:13 am
thanks for explaining, lately i cant find too many words that are common now in my dictionary, which is really old! so i either ask the writer or google. the writer is more reliable source though!
November 26th, 2014 at 1:38 pm
A rabbit ducked out of a thicket to his left and he gave chase for the sheer fun of it. The rabbit won, escaping back to its hole just before the boy reached it. He laughed and stood there for a moment, palms flat on the ground, cold and wet…..LOVE THIS
November 26th, 2014 at 9:20 pm
Thanks! Glad to hear it. Have a great Thanksgiving.
November 29th, 2014 at 8:16 am
Where did you disappeared now? cooking turkey?
November 29th, 2014 at 9:23 am
I’m at relatIves for Thanksgiving. No time to myself and almost no Internet here. I’m coming back home tomorrow.
December 2nd, 2014 at 6:38 am
seems your tomorrow is yet to come! 😉