The story of Bennett and Eve

The story of Bennett and Eve

A Story by Ginger Valentine
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1940s love story with a few twists. Done as a radio broadcast.

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      This is KLOVE radio broadcasting live from Franklin, Indiana. I am your

      hostess Ginger Valentine.  Dear listeners, with Valentine's Day quickly

      approaching,  I have come to realize that  Valentine's Day  may not

      be a happy exp. for all this year. Perhaps this year finds you without

     someone special or even going thru a break-up.  So with this in mind

     I searched the radio archives and found a story that may make you

     happy to be single this year.  So grab a cozy blanket and maybe a 

     glass of wine as I tell you the story of Bennett Morelli and Eve Looker.



      Our story begins in March 1940 with Bennett Morelli looking for a 

      new love. Bennett is a handsome, charming man who is very pop-

      ular with the ladies. Unfortunately for them he is also a bit of a 

      rotter, given to liking the seedier side of life and women of a 

      certain sort. 


       Seven years earlier, he former Mrs. Morelli cheated on her 

       husband, then swiftly divorced him after several years of

       marriage, and left with their three children. 
       
        Bennett by all accounts devastated by this turn of events, 

        is now a man who drinks and dates to excess.  


        Eve Looker by contrast, is a sweet, intelligent pretty gal

        who is most certainly not a woman of a certain sort.  Eve

        currently single, and no stranger to heartbreak herself

        believes the man of her dreams just may be Bennett

       Morelli.  There is also Shady Connie, but we will hear

       more of her later. 


       Bennett meets Eve at her teller job at the local bank, 

       where they have been flirting for several weeks, the 

       attraction between them undeniable.   Every Friday

       Bennett comes to cash his paycheck at Eve's window.

       This Friday finds him doing the same except this time

       he not only leaves with his money but Eve's phone 

       number as well. 


       April 1940 finds the new couple dating and Bennett 

       asks Eve to meet his parents, because he believes Eve

       is the " one" he tells her.  Although this happens in

       the first week  of dating , Eve agrees to do this.    


       Eve happier than ever,  decides to have lunch with

       an old school chum, Philip, to tell him of her new

       romance. Unbeknownst to Eve, Bennett has  agreed

       to meet a  client at the same rest. at the same time.

       Upon arriving Bennett seeing Eve and Philip at lunch

        together storms out of the rest. Eve eager that 

        Bennett not misunderstand what he has just seen,

        goes outside to explain that it is just lunch with a

        friend.  Bennett however, refuses to believe her

        and tells her they are through. 


         Eve stunned by Bennett's abrupt ending of their 

         dating, decides she will see Bennett at his house

         the next day assuming he will have cooled down

         by then and everything will be worked out. Eve
  
         Eve unaware of how mad Bennett really is, 

         apologizes and asks if they can work things out.

         Bennett steadfastly refuses and asks her to leave 

         immediately.


          Shocked, confused and hurt by Bennett's 

          rejection of her she tries one last time to

          speak with Bennett, only to find herself

          being escorted off the property by police

          and told if she comes back she will be

          arrested! 

    
          It is now May of that year and Eve broken-

          hearted and devastated by Bennett's actions,

          finds herself depressed and unwilling to go to

          work or do anything. Eve convinced that Bennett

          was the "one " for her too receives  a phone call

         that evening that sends Eve over the edge.  The

         caller states that Bennett has renewed his romance

         with a former girlfriend and has even bought her a 

         diamond ring. Eve unhinged by what she has been 

         told drinks heavily that nite, and having forgotten 

         that she has taken her sleeping pills accidentally

          takes them again.  Her good friend and neighbor

         Phyllis, aware of Eve's depression goes to check on

         her only to find Eve unconscious. Eve, rushed to the

         hospital, is treated and released two days later.




        Eve now home,  finds herself again  tormented by

        Bennett's dating of another woman, and becomes 

        mentally and emotionally unstable once again. 

        She remains under the care of doctors for the next

       year, and by May of 1941 she is back on her feet and

        putting her life back together. Eve who has decided 

        not to  date again,  now devotes herself  to doing

        good works the rest of her days.  She works part time

       at a children's orphanage, and at the local clinic where

       they treat illnesses of the mind.

   
       Bennett unaware of the damage done by his actions,

       has ditched the diamond ring girl and started dating 

       Shady Connie. Connie, who is without a doubt a woman 

       of a certain kind,  talks Bennett into moving back to her

       home in California. 


      It is now Valentines Day 1942, and Bennett returns home

      drunk and late which earns him Connie's wrath. Bennett

      skilled at turning a woman from mad to loving in mere

      seconds, works his magic on Shady Connie only to undo

      it moments later when in the courses of their intimacies,
    
      he calls her Eve.  Furious Connie leaps from the bed and 

      slugs Bennett in the stomach- -   a .22 caliber slug to be

      exact.  The police called by neighbors, arrive and after 

      talking to Bennett, who has wisely chosen not to press

      charges against Shady Connie, is taken to the hospital 

       where he recovers. 


       Back home Bennett stewing about this new wrinkle 

       in their romance, and not the sort of man that takes

       kindly to being shot, makes plans for Connie's ouster 

      from his life. Under the guise of taking her to dinner

      he drives outside the city limits to a remote part of

      town and leaves Connie by the roadside along with a

      stray kitten telling her to find a new owner!   



      Bennett laughing all the way back to town, goes to 

      Hollywood where he dates chorus girls,  wanna be

      actresses, and ladies of the nite. But life has decided

      that Eve and Bennett will share one last date.  On 

      Dec 1st 1945, Eve Looker passes away from a heart 

       attack  at her home in Franklin, Indiana.  Also, on
  
       Dec. 1st 1945, Bennett Morelli trolling in a seedy

       part of L.A. is gunned down in his car, mistaken for

      a rival gun runner.  Shady Connie is never seen or 

      heard from again.  Now dear listeners don't you feel

      better?  I'm Ginger Valentine and you have been 

       listening to KLOVE radio in Franklin, indiana. 
  
       
 


      

      
       
          
       


         

© 2016 Ginger Valentine



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Ginger Valentine
Want to hear all comments -- no matter how bad! 1st time writer so can use advice!!

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The delivery in this is flawless, although I have to admit I hoped for more at the end. I love the writing style, but I would've enjoyed seeing a harder connection at the end.

Great delivery, you had me through the entire thing, and I couldn't stop reading, so very well done! Keep writing!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


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The delivery in this is flawless, although I have to admit I hoped for more at the end. I love the writing style, but I would've enjoyed seeing a harder connection at the end.

Great delivery, you had me through the entire thing, and I couldn't stop reading, so very well done! Keep writing!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Ginger Valentine
Ginger Valentine

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I am from the Midwest, this is my first attempt at writing. Sometimes life events make for great reading.. some of my story is based on truth. more..

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