Dawdling Ducks

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
Dawdling Ducks is written in the spirit of the movies American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused and Super Bad. The genre is action/comedy.

It’s about a group of Mid-western teens passing time “out on the town” during a cold winter’s night in 1976.

Main characters, Alban and Von, along with their friends and acquaintances, pass through the 24 hours cruising Main Street in the midst of hot rods and hot women.

To lead or follow, that is the dilemma. Life is full of choices. One and all will be presented and forced to decide that night and early morning about life's choices. They will decide what is right and wrong as they drag-race their prized cars, seek the acceptance of those among them, search for love and friendship, and have to choose whether or not to prove exactly who is the toughest guy on the block. Little do the cast of characters know how the choices they make that night, no matter how small or large, will affect the remainder of their lives.

A narrative on down-home American teens dealing with trains and car crashes, friends of both sexes, and the effect of life changing decisions.

Table of Contents

Dawdling Ducks

Submitted: May 12, 2008

In the first chapter we meet Alban and Von. They are two high school seniors looking for something to do on a Friday night in their small Midwestern town. Read Chapter

Cruising Main Street

Submitted: May 13, 2008

Chapter 2 Cursing Main Street Several multi colored family cars and a red Ford pick up truck lead the way into town like ducks he... Read Chapter

Alban and Von Become Bored of Main Street

Submitted: May 15, 2008

Alban and Von Become Bored of Main Street Alban looked to the left of the front of his car and saw four custom vans in a row followin... Read Chapter

Meet John

Submitted: May 17, 2008

Meet John The night wind had finally calmed down as it did most nights during January. John Spenser was most grateful because the arc... Read Chapter

Meet Vinnie

Submitted: May 17, 2008

Meet Vinnie Vinnie Wesley lay flat on his back in his single sized bed laughing. He raised his arms to placed both hands on his head ... Read Chapter

Meet Jasper

Submitted: May 17, 2008

Meet Jasper Adjusting his Crushable felt Fedora hat before pulling the lapels to bundel up in his Navy colored wool overcoat Jasper e... Read Chapter

Alban and Von decide to go to Pizza Hut

Submitted: May 17, 2008

Alban and Von decide to go to Pizza Hut The 69 Chevelle rolled willfully down Main Street with audible rock 'n roll music flowing thr... Read Chapter

Vinnie and John Go Out

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Vinnie and John Go Out John hated the thought of leaving the warmth of his Camaro therefore when he got out of the car he ran to Vinn... Read Chapter

Meet Bam

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Meet Bam Vinnie pulled the Torino into the northShore Akers’ parking lot. The parking lot was unexceptional having been builtin the... Read Chapter

Bam gets his Money

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Bam gets his Money As he sat back in his seat Bam stated, “Vinnie I forgot my wallet. As he un-buttoned his coat Bam continued, “... Read Chapter

Alban and Von Ride on to Pizza Hut after Hardies

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Alban and Von Ride on to Pizza Hut after Hardies Alban and Von rode in the 69 completely silent. Both of them were deep in their own ... Read Chapter

Woody Drives to Work

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Woody Drives to Work Woody'sbrown 1974 Ford Maverick chugged then misfired through the carburetor as it tried to rollthrough the inte... Read Chapter

Woody Meets the Ride Alongs

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Woody Meets the Ride Alongs Woody stood up, adjusted his gun belt, before casually walking to the glass windowed door of the County S... Read Chapter

Meet Dee, Julie, Sharon and Jodi

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Meet Dee, Julie, Sharon and Jodi Laughing, Alban and Von sauntered up the table. Dee looked at the two before making eye contact with... Read Chapter

The Boys and Girls Go for a Ride

Submitted: May 28, 2008

The Boys and Girls Go for a Ride Having walked to the car Alban pulled his car keys out of his left pants pocket. Alban said, "Dee wh... Read Chapter

The Hook

Submitted: May 28, 2008

The Hook Reaching the crest of a small rolling hill Alban could see that a half a mile up on the right was the creepy old sanitarium.... Read Chapter

Woody on Patrol

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Woody on Patrol At the edge of the parking lot, Woody stopped the squad car. Woody took a long look around before he said, “You nev... Read Chapter

Alban and Von go to Denny’s Party

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Alban and Von go to Denny’s Party After Alban and Von dropped off Dee and her three girlfriends by Dee’s 1972 blue Pinto in the P... Read Chapter

Stuck on the Tracks

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Chris arrived Stuck on the Train Tracks Chris was shaking all over. He was totally disheveled. Obviously, he had fallen down by t... Read Chapter

The Plan

Submitted: May 28, 2008

The Plan When the train finally came to a complete stop, the remaining partygoers stuck on the wrong side of the train crawl undernea... Read Chapter

Woody responds to a 10-27

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Woody responds to a 10-27 From the tinny sounding black external radio speaker an unemotional female voice stated, “Car 24.” Wood... Read Chapter

Train 10-52

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Train 10-52 Woody came trotting back from Jasper's front door to the patrol car. After Woody put on his seatbelts he, flicked the swi... Read Chapter

Go to the Bowling Alley

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Go to the Bowling Alley Alban sped along South Rome road. Von tapped Alban on the arm and said, "Slow down dude. Be cool. You don't w... Read Chapter

Bowling Alley Waltz

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Bowling Alley Waltz Alban and Von drove into the parking lot of the Chili Bowl. The parking lot was half-full yet they found a great ... Read Chapter

Jeff's Big Race

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Jeff's Big Race Even bundled up in their coats Alban and Von shivered as they walk out of the bowling alley into the frigid early mor... Read Chapter

The Dragon

Submitted: May 28, 2008

The Dragon Warm and snug in Alban's car Von asked, "You want to go to that after hours Joint?" I'll go if you'll go, Alban said." Von... Read Chapter

Kicked Out Of The Bar

Submitted: May 28, 2008

Kicked Out Of The Bar Jeff said, “Hey, Al you doing alright?” “Yep” Jeff signaled for Bill the Bar tender to come to him and ... Read Chapter

A Brawl for All That Follow

Submitted: May 28, 2008

A Brawl for All That Follow The eight combatants blasted out of the Dragon’s door to stop short of their cars. All of them watched ... Read Chapter

Alban Awakens

Submitted: May 30, 2008

Alban Awakens Alban woke up because of the lack of feeling and mobility in both his arms. Still in a state of slumber, Alban’s mind... Read Chapter

The Drive to the Play

Submitted: May 28, 2008

The Drive to the Play At six twenty five Alban pushed away from the dinner table to give both his parents a kiss and tell them good b... Read Chapter

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