Umber (47.2 — Oleander’s Story)
August 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
Julie was a single mother, so she needed a lot of help around the house. She needed help with her furnace, so she asked Daddy. Then Julie needed help with a window that was stuck, so she asked Daddy again. One afternoon when Mama came home from work, she said, “Where’s your dad?” I told her he’d gone to help Julie with a leaky faucet in her kitchen.
“There’s been a leaky faucet in our kitchen for months. Would you run and fetch him, Olly Belle?”
“Okay,” I said, and brought my dog inside so he wouldn’t follow me down the block.
“I’ll be right back, Silvertip, I promise.”
Silvertip thumped his tail on the ground.