Drive Me to Carson City

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A story of two young brothers.

Submitted: May 09, 2012

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"Go wash up your hands for lunch!" Says Maryann to her 8 year old Brian and her 6 year old Aaron. The boys begrudgingly go to the bathroom and wash up their hands. "Your hands are dirtier than mine, poopyhead!" Says Aaron quite meanly. "Eat shit and die." Says Brian being even meaner. The boys arrive at the lunch table and find out they're having tuna fish sandwhiches. "Aaron, do you love your brother?" Maryann asks lovingly. "No, no, no I think he's a stupid poopyhead." Says Aaron. Brian just sits there and sulks. He cannot hold on to his emotions for much longer. And with that Brian lets out a shriek that would wake the dead. "Brian honey, please don't do that." Says Maryann who is obviously irritated. Aaron gets up and gets a drink of water. Brian joins him. All of a sudden Brian starts to sing his favorite jingle "Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that kit kat bar." He starts over again. Only this time Aaron joins him. Brian cannot tolerate this, and raises his hand and wollops Aaron across the back! Aaron starts to cry. Maryann rushes to Aaron's side and consoles him while at the same time admonishing Brian. Brian runs away and locks himself in the guest bathroom. "Mommy, why does Bri Bri have to be such a poopyhead?" Asks Aaron. Almost inaudibly Maryann replies, "I don't know." ****Brian and Aaron are sitting in the family's brown Ford Explorer. The garage door is open. "Drive me to Carson City big brother Brian, drive me to Carson City." Exclaims Aaron excitedly. This is almost a daily occurence. Aaron always asks Brian to drive him to Carson City. Brian usually can't, but today he has a huge surprise for Aaron. "Look what I got Airbear!" Says Brian. And with that Brian pulls out his mother's set of keys. The look of surprise on Aaron's face is priceless. "Drive me to Carson City Bri Bri, drive me to Carson City." Aaron reprises. With that Brian puts the keys in the ignition puts the Explorer in reverse, and backs down the driveway. Fear. Absolute fear. Brian opens the door of the Explorer, puts a dent in the door of his father's Buick company car, and runs into the house and hides behind his parent's bed. Fear. Absolute fear. Aaron is strapped into his car seat and cannot get out, and the car is moving without a driver. He is so scared. Maryann looks outside and sees her car in the middle of the street. "Oh fuck!" She yells. She runs out and lets Aaron escape from his car seat. "Where is Brian?" Asks Maryann in a panic. Aaron can hardly speak. "Poopyhead was going to drive me to Carson City to see the capital." Says Aaron. "I understand that Airbear, but where did Brian go?" "In the house mommy, in the house." Says Aaron. Brian can hear his mom coming. He knows he's gonna get spanked. He is not looking forward to it.


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