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As I think back to that dark time in our community I don’t know if I’d ever seen anyone quite 
like that (Cinder Girl). We girls thought she had (Lovely Bones). The last time I saw her alive, 
she was sitting on her porch blowing a (Dandelion Wishing) for a long life.I think she knew 
that (Before Night Falls) her (Worst Fear) would be realized. The beast from the nether 
world, who I think directed everything was that (Dog That Wears a Cone). He sat in her side 
yard staring at her. The locals called him Cujo, he was (By Any Other Name), (The Beast of 
Our Making). Cujo aside, (That Guy Paul) Cujos’ minion, was one (Bloody Bastard). He was 
going to involve Cinder in (A Rural Tragedy) of epic proportions.
It went down on a (Heavy Slush)y winters’ eve guaranteed not to be a pastoral (Scene On a 
Road in Winter). I had entered the old abandoned farmhouse on my way home from town. I 
was cold and my feet were wet from the slush. I sat down in a small room out of the draft. I 
heard voices outside. Paul endured (The Wait) for his accomplice in the cold. When she 
arrived he began talking to (The Girl Who Wears the Dragon Tattoo). Then I saw what he 
had done. 

(What was I Thinking) (What If) they found me hiding (Inside This Little Room). Paul and the 
dragon lady were sweaty (Toilers at the Trench), digging frozen dirt in winter is hard work. I 
heard Paul laugh as he said to “TATS,” this time we’re (Cleaning House)… Was I next?

Suddenly, the opportunity for escape from this nightmare arose. Jake the bumbling county 
snow plow driver unknowingly swung the truck onto the farmstead with its’ halogen lights 
probing deep (Into Night). He had (Thwarted) their hiding this heinous crime. The sight he 
illuminated gave me the [That Potent Urge(Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now)]. I ran from that 
house into the night. No one ever knew I was there and since Jake was the only witness the 
court needed, I never came forward.

Jake had never been (My Kind of Apple) because (Jake Sure Loved His Beans). Regardless, 
Jake unknowingly saved my life that night. I never thought it would happen but over time I’d 
grown accustomed to the gas. We were married late last fall and as we left the reception I 
saw Cujo on a nearby hill wearing that ominous cone. I thought to myself as he watched us 
leave, he knows…

            Oh God, he knows I was there!

            *This narrative derived from the titles of one poets work here on the Soup.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:06:00 AM
    How amazing.....can't imagine how much time it must take to include these great titles, and make them work so well!! Ingenious!! Well done, John~ Love this whole idea!! :) Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 3:22:00 PM
    John, your Soup Mail did not come through. When I tried to open it, the message said there was a server application error.

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 1:03:00 PM
    Very ironic that your wife chose Aramis as a scent for you, John. My late husband wore it long before I met him and I never really appreciated the aroma while he was alive. But, hey, he liked it and that was all that mattered to me. Please tell me what you mean about me being "on the bubble for a narrative." I have quite a few of them, the early ones were often labeled quatrains but they all told stories. That's my style too. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 2:48:00 PM
    Nice tribute to Andrea. I see she enjoyed it. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 6:58:00 PM
    A nice narrative with a nice concept

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 1:28:00 PM
    Very innovative concept John and I now see how cleverly u incorporated the poem titles into the Narrative... am anxiously looking forward to to reading the one on my titles... and consider it an honor John... thankxxx in advance for your cretivity... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 12:27:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry and I thank you for sharing it with us JT. Have a wonderful weekend filled with good health love and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 9:44:00 AM
    John, you are really good at putting these personalized poems together. Another great one here to pay a nice tribute to Andrea.

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 8:05:00 AM
    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. You are right, it came out very StephenKingish, which i adore!! sorry I am in such a rush today. For sure, to FAVS. LUv, Andrea