“Hi there, big boy!”


Her name is Esther. She is eighty-three, has no teeth, and is a burned-out schizophrenic. When I walked into the living room where she was sitting watching TV and called her name, she turned her head, looked up at me with the most brilliant, toothless smile I have ever seen, and said: “Hi there, big boy! Where’ve you been all my life?” It absolutely made my day!

About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at www.geogepolleyauthor.com.
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1 Response to “Hi there, big boy!”

  1. Reading this just made MY day! Thank you!

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