AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Mandeep Khera, iMarty Young, iWendy Laing, iJeanne Miller, iPamela Taeuffer, iLori Maynard, iLiana Margiva, i

  Home > Memoir > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     
Thomas H. Mutchler

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Messages
· 6 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Thomas H. Mutchler, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Recent stories by Thomas H. Mutchler
· At Los Angeles Union Station
· The Bush
           >> View all 3


Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


First Real High
By Thomas H. Mutchler
Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Not rated by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

uh...yep

I think it was the summer of '74, maybe early fall, just before my seventh grade year. My friend Wayne and I were at the local elementary school where I'd just finished attending after many years. This time around the school took on a different significance.

Wayne and I were shooting baskets just after smoking some weed. I had smoked weed before and even though I smoked what I felt was sufficient to get me high, nothing out of the ordinary happened. So on this day, shooting baskets as well as encountering someone else doing the same - his name was Jeff but I didn't know it at the time - it felt so far like it was just another day of shooting the hoop when I was overtaken by a sensation I hadn't known. It rapidly engulfed, well, my whole being to the point where I was asking Wayne questions like "Hey Wayne, are we really here?" He couldn't stop laughing, and I couldn't stop freaking out. God, I hated it. I'd look at things around me to see if it was still the same, and though in reality they were, to me, uh, they didn't seem that way.

Meantime Jeff is still shooting baskets, glancing at me occasionally, not laughing but maybe snickering in a subtle way when he throws his basketball right at my face, making Wayne almost roll with laughter. The piss-ass thing about it was that I couldn't retaliate to Jeff, I was so fried. The experience seemed to permanently change me - for better or worse, I still can't tell, but it's easy to see how it changed me in another way: the next time I looked in the mirror I noticed a small chip on the corner of my left front tooth that wasn't there before, pretty much the same spot where the basketball landed. Wayne and I kept in touch off and on over the years, and Jeff, who later became president of his eighth grade class and hence became popular, "somehow" earned a nickname: Chipper.
























copyright 2004 Tom Mutchler


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




can't get HERE from THERE by Vince Sanders

The early 1970’s might have been the most appropriate time in America’s history to set up a radio news network for and about Blacks in the United States, more appropriate than any ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Jupiter Remembered by Myra Darwish

A passionate and poignant memoir written by a woman whose life has been guided by the words: "I am here to learn how to love well."..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.