The Altered Friendship. Also, Weirdos Are My Muse.

Rocky swung open his front door and inhaled the warm smell of home.  He removed his blue aviator goggles from atop his head and tossed it onto the coat rack.  He loved this time – the time when the sun was kissing the horizon.  The world outside was quieting, and he poured a snifter of brandy to help him play along.

He settled into his favorite soft chair and slowly munched on a fistful of nuts.  The brandy felt warm in his belly, but a glance at the clock stopped any relaxation in its tracks.  It was 7:04 pm.  He side-eyed the telephone, almost certain it would ring at 7:05 like it had for the past two nights in a row.

Rocky thought of his friend – his best friend in all the world.  He could not comprehend the turn their friendship was taking.  He felt blind sighted.  He felt like the universe was playing a huge practical joke on him.  Only no one was laughing.  If anything, he was scared.

His eyes darted toward the clock.  It still said 7:04.

He grabbed another fistful of nuts and wiped a bead of sweat off his forehead.

He chewed aggressively.

He tapped his foot.

He shook his head saying to himself, “Not tonight.  It’s not going to ring tonight.  It’s all over.  It was all just a bad dream.”


The ring made him jump.  He spilled his brandy on his arm.  He licked it off.


He tapped his foot.


He shook his head.


Before his left hand could stop it, his right hand picked up the phone and pressed it to his still shaking head.


Rocky: (eyes squeezed shut) Hello?


Rocky knew it was him.  He knew it would be just like last night, and the night before.  His eyes darted to the window… to the door… to the kitchen.  The sound of his pulse in his ears was making him dizzy, but he couldn’t bring himself to hang up.

Rocky: (in a small voice) Hello.

Bullwinkle: (lowly) What are you wearing?

The end.


Every now and then I write a post to cater to misguided googlers.  This fictional post is dedicated to the weirdo  who was brought to my blog by googling the phrase “dirty moose”.



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Comments (20)

  • Cindy 9 years ago Reply

    Comic Gold – you are pure genius. I love this. I love your dedication to your weirdo muse. Great story.

  • debbi 9 years ago Reply

    Is it weird to be LingMAO in my work bathroom? Because I am.

    Jenni Chiu 9 years ago Reply

    If by weird you mean awesome.

  • Alexandra/The Empress 9 years ago Reply

    LOVE your commitment to NEVER disappoint. xo

  • This is epically awesome…love the build up!!

  • Anonymousmomma 9 years ago Reply


  • January 9 years ago Reply

    There are no words to describe how awesome this is. Except maybe…awesome? Awesome! LOVED how you came up with this one. So good.

  • Marta 9 years ago Reply

    lol. we call our dog moose. So now I’m thinking of dirty tings that my weimaraner would do. Which is plentiful.

    Jenni Chiu 9 years ago Reply

    Oh great, now I’m thinking it too.

  • Shell 9 years ago Reply

    People are so bizarre, aren’t they? LMAO

    Jenni Chiu 9 years ago Reply

    And I picked one of the more “normal” search phrases.

  • Michelle 9 years ago Reply

    Oh Jeez. I can’t even function now I’m laughing so hard. You’re full of surprises! That’s what I love about coming here.

  • You are such a giver.

  • John 9 years ago Reply

    Jenni? I <3 U

  • Megan (Best of Fates) 9 years ago Reply

    Okay, this is hilarious and perfect and so many other adjectives I can’t think of right this moment. But I’m pretty sure I’d buy this as a book.

  • Charlotte 9 years ago Reply

    Oh, wow. I just loved this. So very MUCH. Thank you for giving us all a treat with this hilarious post.

    I should really start responding to the weird searches I get on my blog, too… So much untapped blog fodder!

    Stopping in from the Weekend Spotlight over at Studio30Plus and so very glad that I did. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  • Kimberly 9 years ago Reply

    Dirty moose 🙂 Love how you come up with the BEST ideas for new posts — and make them work!

  • Jackie 8 years ago Reply

    Hmmm…. I don’t look at the search terms/phrases that bring people to my blog. Maybe I should now and if nothing else then it will be cheap entertainment.

    Jenni Chiu 8 years ago Reply

    Very cheap… and often gross, but it can be a fun exercise to let loose creatively every now and then.

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