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|1st Nov 2014, 11:19 AM||Pete and Johnny #1|
I'm not sure if Johnny Zest has an official history. In my game he lives near his father, a character I created called Pete Sandstorm. I hope you enjoy their story.
My name is Pete.
Here’s another fact.
If you chop the head off a roach he can keep goin’ ’til he dies of thirst.
My son hates me.
Has his Mom’s eyes and her blond hair.
Met her in a tepee, painting turtles on some guy’s hairy arm.
Beautiful teeth, like wet cowrie shells.
Liked her smile.
She took that with her when she left.
I am NOT a heartless b*stard.
Myrtle died of cancer.
Johnny said to come round when I needed to, after my water was cut off.
My pension comes nowhere near the bills.
I told Johnny it was the government’s fault I was broke.
Maybe it was just a bad day.
He yelled, “You’re an angry man Dad, and all you really care about is YOU”
“All that fury at the world leaves no space for anything else. You just didn’t love her enough, it’s not your fault.”
I get flustered when he uses fancy words, shamed of my poor education.
He talks like her…and that day I couldn’t stand it.
“She left you too.” I said.
Johnny’s screams are louder than a train whistle.
We thought he was unhinged when he was a kid.
I had to stop the noise, I couldn’t breathe.
Then I stood in the road awhile.
Tried to wipe the blood off my jacket.
I stared at nothing,
the bar signs burnin’ me like poison gas.
You know roaches like beer?
Then a truck braked hard.
The dust made me choke.
So I went back inside and drank frickin’ orange juice.
Myrtle would have peed herself laughing.
Barfly Pete she called me, when she wasn’t calling me somethin’ worse.
Johnny says he’s sorry.
His mother died, I bust his nose, and he’s apologisin’ to me.
I text next day.
Say I’m at the fishing hole.
He doesn’t show up.
My water’s turned on now so I’ve got no cause to visit.
I find out he paid my utility bill.
I oughta’ feel worse but I’m already rock bottom.
Roaches are cold-blooded creatures,
but I miss my son.
So I call round a couple of times, and maybe he’s out-of-town.
Or just not answerin’ the door.
Then one day he shows up at my place.
We talk like nothing’s happened.
He says we should go fishing some time.
We eat hot-dogs.
I tell him I went back to the group for a spell, and he says “Good”.
He’s talked to Susan, who is Myrtle’s sister and a counselor.
She was ‘cautiously optimistic’ I’d get through this without falling back.
Some days I’m proud of his fancy talk.
I tell him you can’t drown a roach, he just comes right back.
So we’re rubbing along,
and things are ok, for now,
which is good enough.
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|4th Nov 2014, 7:27 AM||#2|
So nice screenshots for the story! Very impressed!
I'm searching for every new idea to deal with the Sims! To me this game's just like a tool. One can change and create everything he/she wants!
|5th Nov 2014, 2:59 AM||#3|
It says in his bio that he's the Landgraabs' disowned elder son, I believe. I love your version also, though!
|7th Nov 2014, 7:59 PM||#4|
Thank you for reading my story, and for the comments! @drinkmorecocoa ..I didn't read the bio!
|8th Nov 2014, 2:30 AM||#5|
The bios are hard to find, hidden in the household management, I think. Your story is really touching and sweet, and very human.
|8th Nov 2014, 3:26 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Great story. The way you depicted the father as an uneducated man who loves his son and wants to make amends with him? Great use of language there.
I suppose this is a one-shot, no sequel.
|9th Nov 2014, 9:40 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Loved it! 😃
|11th Nov 2014, 1:55 PM||#8|
Thank you so much for your comments.
@TheOriginalFive Yes, the story was intended as a standalone. The characters are still in my game, but I seem to find writing serials quite hard to do, much as I enjoy reading them when others write.
|9th Dec 2014, 12:05 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2014
It was very touching and pretty realistic. I loved it ^0^
|21st Dec 2014, 6:34 PM||#10|
Really great, I enjoyed it a lot actually.
|8th May 2016, 2:53 AM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2016
This was a very entertaining read!
|21st Jan 2019, 7:44 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jan 2019
I enjoyed it a lot actually.