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Cuckoo or Cocoa Crazy?

Happy Easter Weekend, Everyone. This two-part short story provides an glimpse into the relationship between two characters, Moxie and Eunice, in the publication  Sew the Heart. Do return tomorrow to read the continuation! 

Moxie sat sewing deep in thought. When the phone rang so unexpectedly, she jumped out of her chair nearly as high as a snowshoe rabbit.

Who could it be? Moxie thought.

“Hello?” Moxie said with some hesitancy.

“Moxie, dear, come over, will you?” It was her landlady. She sounded desperate, on the verge of tears.

“What is it Miss Eunice? Is everything alright?”

“Please dear, do as I ask. I need you!”

“I’ll be right over.” Moxie put down her sewing and ran up the long drive to her landlord’s house, as fast as her legs could carry her. Knocking briefly and getting no answer, she let herself in the backdoor, leading directly into the kitchen.

There sat Miss Eunice at the kitchen table, sobbing, unaware of Moxie’s presence. Surrounded by Mary Sue Easter Egg wrappers at her feet,  she blew her nose with one of her handstitched, embroidered handkerchiefs and continued chanting…

Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

“Now,” she said wailing, “They’re all gone.”

Moxie gently approached the old woman, so as not to frighten her and wrapped her in a warm embrace, thinking how many times she needed the same, and how empty she felt when there was no one.

“Miss Eunice,” Moxie said gently, “Hang on. Let me put the teapot on the stove and we’ll have a little chat… “

“Yes dear,” said Miss Eunice weakly. “That would be wonderful. Misery loves chocolate.”

As Moxie filled the teapot with water, and got the tea cups out of the woman’s cupboard she noticed a magnet on the refrigerator. Oh, dear Moxie, thought. I think we’d better have a heart-to-heart.

Never too early for chocolate.

 

To learn who is really the good egg in this story return tomorrow, on Easter Sunday to SowtheHeart.com.

 

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