The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres

By Loraine Despres

It is a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her entrance porch, pondering -- part heavily -- if she may well kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been residing in stifling outdated Gentry because the day she used to be born and trapped in a sham of a wedding to PeeWee LeBlanc considering the fact that she was once simply seventeen. in brief, she's uninterested, stressed, and prepared for an experience. Sissy simply by no means imagined temptation could come into her lifestyles that breathless summer season day as she sat smoking on her porch swing. For even if she can have been fixated at the taut muscular tissues of the lineman shimmying down the phone pole around the highway, she hadn't allowed herself to visualize that he'd be none except her highschool sweetheart, Parker Davidson, who left city fourteen years earlier than with out quite a bit as a wave goodbye. yet by surprise, the following he's, leaning in for a kiss that might fan the flames of extra pleasure than Sissy may ever have imagined...

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What would the Duke do? He wouldn’t let a little lightning stop him. Finally Peewee reached the floating tree. Branches tore his arms as he fought through their tangle, but he hardly felt them. He snatched up the pink mound. And came away with Marilee’s shirt. His little girl wasn’t in it. He put his face into the murky water and opened his eyes, hoping he wouldn’t see her floating naked in the dark. The darkness went on forever. He’d heard the pit went down a hundred feet in some places. He’d never be able to dive that far.

Sissy called. Chip froze. ” He heard her footstep and dove back into the bathroom, closing the door behind him. ” And he reminded himself he was talking to fats, proteins, and sugars. ” Chip waited patiently, sitting on the toilet, until the house was still, and then he flushed, just to be sure. Counting carefully this time, the boy stole out to the front yard and pulled the yellow sundress with the creosote handprint out of the trash. Men talk about wanting to be a lone wolf, but that just means they want to run in packs.

He stared at his brother, reducing him to ninetyeight cents’ worth of chemicals. Less than a dollar. He wondered how he’d change if other chemicals were added. Which chemicals? Then he saw the big live oak tree in the middle of the yard go dark. The light from his parents’ room had been switched off. It was time for his midnight rambles. Chip carefully placed a paper clip to mark his place and folded the magazine neatly next to his bed. Then he turned off his flashlight. Feeling the boards with his bare toes and counting each one, he silently made his way through the hall and the dining room and into the kitchen.

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