Leave Us Alone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Strange things are going on in this small town and the residence have no idea what they are dealing with. Maybe you know(?).

Submitted: August 24, 2017

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"Leave me alone!" yelled the man in the dark blue suite. "Get away, get away from me!" The man yelled as people around him looked on with curiosity, and some with disdain.

Two women went across the narrow little street to get as far away from him as possible, after all, he might be dangerous.

The man waved his arms around, as if trying to shoo off flies, and then said, "You have no right to do this! Get away, get away!"

The scene is a small town that sits on the edge of a farming community.

Like many small towns of this type there is a bank, a hardware and tool emporium, an auto parts store, two gas stations; one in town and the Arco-express service. The Arco also houses a McDonald's and that station is out near the interstate highway. And of course, the town market, which also carries quilting, knitting, and other sowing supplies.

 

"I won't go with you!" the man in the dark blue suit screamed at someone, a someone no-one else could see.

Mildred Hofstadter asked Sally Bingum, the town's hair salon owner and stylist, "Who is he?"

Sally continues combing out Mildred's hair and replied, "I think he is Jason Collins, the banker's son. He is recently home from college. Poor thing, it looks like he's taking drugs, or something."

Mildred stated, "I hear that family has a history of mental issues. Or was it health issues? Well, anyway, you should call Deputy Rodgers before Jason wanders into the street and hurts himself."

Sally picked up her cell phone and called the Deputy directly, the Deputy is her nephew.

"Hi Carl, this Aunt-Sal. --- Yes, it is about Jason.

You are on your way?

Don't worry yourself, we'll stay inside. Now you be careful, he doesn't look dangerous but you just never know now days; see you soon."

 

Deputy Rodgers pulled up near Jason Collins in the squad car and got out.

Jason was paying no attention to the crowd of people that had gathered around him, or to Deputy Rodgers, he was still waving his arms and yelling at the unseen, (?), whatever it was.

"Leave me alone, leave us all alone! Don't you understand, we don't want to go with you!?" Jason yelled, still waving his arms.

 

Deputy Rodgers cautiously approached Jason while trying to get his attention, "Jason, Jason, it is Carl Rodgers, remember, we went to school together? Just calm down Jason and tell me what the problem is, I'm here to help."

Suddenly Jason turned towards the Deputy and yelled, "Get back, get back, or they will be after you too!"

 

Well don't you know that there is always a want-to-be policeman in a crowd, and this time was no different.

A young man in cover-alls saw the opportunity to restrain Jason and promptly tried to do so. Well, the Deputy tried to right the situation and ended up in the middle of the mess. Then two more people joined in before Jason was in handcuffs.

Soon, the would-be heroes and the gathered crowd were intermingled, giving hi-fives and making like they had just brought down some bank robbers, or whatever.

That is when the guy in the over-all started waving his arms around and saying things like, "Get away, get away from me!"

Next came the Deputy saying pretty much the same things.

Everybody that had touched Jason Collins, or anyone who had touch anyone who had touched Jason, started doing the same things. They were yelling at someone that was not there. --- Or were they?

And because no-one knew what was causing the odd behavior, they just kept touching one another; friends, family, and people just trying to help.

 

So as our vision spans away from this street, and this little town, we see the residence all wandering around yelling , "Leave me alone, leave us all alone! Don't you understand, we don't want to go with you!?"

 

JE Falcon

08-24-2017


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