A Nod to Hollywood Noir

A Nod to Hollywood Noir

A Story by Kelly Scheppers
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...the classic film genre

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A Nod to Hollywood Noir

 

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It was a quarter to two, perhaps three.

She'd been working overtime for days
trying to make ends meet,
when he walked in.

His name was Johnny.
Not to be confused with the other John's in her life...
Johnny Come Lately,
Johnny Walker,
or, Johnny B. Goode.

He was a cross between Gable and James Dean -
the actor, not the sausage.
Notorious for wearing black…and being quick.
( He could turn off a light and be in bed before the room got dark! )
The night he arrived at our heroine's bar,
he was suffering from a head trauma -
said he had fallen in love with the lady in red!
She offered him some sympathy
and a cold compress for his head,
which was a 12 oz. package of frozen peas.

The moral of my story is this -
A girl can never have too many John's in her life
or too many bags of frozen vegetables in her freezer.
Or, to paraphrase the words of a poet
( and that would be me )
let's just say,
“…she went to his head,

like a cold in the dead of winter.”

 

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© 2017 Kelly Scheppers



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Dam I love this style and thanks for sharingl

Posted 1 Week Ago


I've always liked those old black and white movies. The characters were interesting and the dialog was clean and clever. The guys always wore a suits and when they called someone it was always on a black rotary dial phone. :)

Nice one Kelly.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I bought one of those antique phones a long time ago. It was black with gold trimming around the ro.. read more
Relic

1 Month Ago

We used to have a red one. ha You're welcome Kelly. :)
A wonderful story dear Kelly. I liked the story and the logic at the ending. Nice photos gave life to the tale. Thank you for sharing the amazing story.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

...and thank you, John!
Coyote Poetry

4 Weeks Ago

You are welcome Kelly.
(My dear departed mom was a HUGE Bacall fan, due in part that she always bragged that she and Bacall were the same height; 5'8. Ha!) Well hi-de-ho this punny poem is killer-diller! And I sees where ya comin' from, but I ain't been to no bar yet that has frozen peas (I prefer frozen corn, actually) but I swear for a dish like you , I'd let you cool me down with your peas, headache or what; no doubt they'd be just as sweet as you. Yeah, sweet like the sugar in your morning cup of joe. Now lemme give you the straight dope, I might not know bupkis about rhyming, but I do believe Kelly rhymes with "awesome." Say it out loud and tell me it ain't so. Anywho, gotta take a powder, there's a beer with my name on it! (Literally)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Lol, your reviews are golden, Charles...and this one tickles me pink! ...thank you! xo
C. M. Miller

2 Months Ago

you inspire. you.
dear Kelly... this is a Classic! You are like Christmas morning and Figgy pudding...
just too clever and I love the descriptions. Our high school sweethearts were all that... hugs, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

I am thrilled you enjoyed it, Pat! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful 4th of July holiday! My birth.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Kelly... we were babysitting my daughter's two Dogs, one an Australian Sheep dog abd the other .. read more
I really enjoyed this. Frozen peas - huh? Never thought of that.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

...thank you, Dave. Good to see you!
loved it Kelly, I could almost hear Bogey's unmistakeable voice. 'Here looking at you kid'
Will.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Will! I appreciate that, and I'm very proud of it!
Haha, this is so amazing! So simple but yet full of passion! Left me wanting more :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Guilla! It was a thrill to compose!
A "story" for the ages and ageless... chuckling here.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I'm so glad I got that chuckle out of you! ; ) ...thanks so much Chris. How ya doing?
Chris

4 Months Ago

Enjoying Summer in college town... you?
Kelly Scheppers!

Astounding in tale and humor. I loved this story. You are going into the vestibule of favorites!

Regards,
Al

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I don't believe my smile could get any bigger - thank you, Al! (((hugs)))

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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