Pamucklian for Chocolate
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Red Hen Press
Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments
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Three weeks before his sixteenth birthday, Josiah was al-lowed to move back in with his mother, who had been impreg-nated with him during an alien abduction her freshman year of college. Josiah did not move back into the home he had grown up in—the home he had lived in with his mother—but rather Jo-siah moved into the home of Johnson Davis, his mother’s new fian-cé. Johnson Davis, with whom Josiah’s mother had been living for ...
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Josiah first met Johnson Davis’s daughter Bree four days after moving into the home of Johnson Davis. Having decid-ed at eleven years old that if he ever grew up and had people that he loved he would live with them all together in his home, Jo-could love and have a family with and live all together with in a in the kitchen, for Johnson Davis to return from picking Bree up from her school. On weekdays, Bree lived with her mother in a town ...
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For an entire week while in the seventh grade, less than a year before he would move into the group home and less than three years before he would meet Bree, Josiah would not speak any words other than, “I’m Vince Clortho, Keymaster day that Josiah said nothing other than, “I’m Vince Clortho, Key-master of Gozer. Are you the Gatekeeper?” Josiah’s seventh grade to say something other than, “I’m Vince Clortho, Keymaster of ...
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When Josiah finally woke the morning after Bree came into his room, he found that his sheets and comforter were missing. He was simply lying in his pajamas on the bedspread and mattress. Josiah remained lying in bed, or as is the case when one has no sheets nor any covers, remained lying on his bed later than usual for a Saturday morning, in large part due to a level of ap-prehension at the thought of facing Johnson Davis’s daughter Bree, ...
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Josiah’s first full week in the home of Johnson Davis without Bree, which began that following morning, the fol-lowing morning being a Sunday, was somewhat difficult for Josiah. Despite Josiah’s desire to remain lying in bed thinking about Bree or what he felt about Bree and what he would say to Bree the next time that he saw her, which he hoped—though at times when he thought about Bree he became angry or upset—would be soon, ...
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Before Josiah could learn about the life and works of Jesus Christ, he first had to learn about God, who was the father of Jesus Christ, otherwise the life and works of Jesus Christ schooling in the home of Johnson Davis, which began shortly after Josiah finished his breakfast, which his mother believed to be his first breakfast consisting of food other than chocolate, though it was not, and during which he could think about very little except ...
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On the day that Josiah would once again see Bree, after his morning lesson, Josiah took an especially long bath. Much longer, in fact, than the normal duration of his baths. An hour later, he also took a shower, which itself was also longer in dura-tion than Josiah’s normal showers. Tip #1 To Make Her Go Home with You had ordered that Josiah take a bath or shower. Josiah, as it was, regularly took showers, and also regularly took baths. At the ...
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A year and a half earlier, when Bree was sixteen years old, she got pregnant. She first suspected she may be pregnant after getting sick at school, throwing up into a clay pot she was mak-ing in her first period art class. That afternoon, after school, Bree and her friend Ariel took the bus to the local drug store and bought a pregnancy test and walked to Ariel’s house. Ariel’s parents both Bree ultimately decided that the easiest way to tell her parents, ...
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The moment that Bree told Johnson Davis and Josiah and Josiah’s mother that she was pregnant and it was Josiah’s, Jo-siah’s mother, who had been standing at the kitchen counter, passed out. When Josiah’s mother passed out, she hit her head against a drawer that she had earlier opened in search of a whisk with which to stir the waffle batter, knocking her unconscious. point where he could see his mother, who was lying on the kitchen ...
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Though the home, on weekdays, and now possibly for all days, of Bree, as well as of Bree’s mother, was only forty-six miles from the home of Johnson Davis, it took Josiah nearly an hour and a half to arrive there, having had to first drive to Bree’s to Bree’s home, where, once he had parked Johnson Davis’s car in the driveway, which at the time contained no other cars, Josiah opened the door. She looked like she had been sleeping. Her hair ...
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Bart—whom, even though he had been very polite to Josiah and always shook Josiah’s hand and had helped Josiah hold the pipe to his lips, Josiah did not like that much and side of town, Bree directing him where to go. It had become dark, Josiah watching as the sun spread pink across the sky before drop-ping from sight. On a long, straight road with fields on each side and only occasional houses far back from the road, Bree told Bart ...
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Josiah and Ariel walked—separately—back to the creek bed, where Bart and Bree were asleep in the sand, Bree’s head on Bart’s chest. It had begun, just lightly, to rain, and Bree, with sleep in her eyes, declared that they should just head back to the apartment, and Bart, with sleep in his eyes, asked her, “What about your Dad? You said he would look there,” and Bree answered that she had been stoned when she had said that and that Johnson ...
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The night before Josiah moved into the home of Johnson Davis—his last night in the group home—shortly after din-ner, Patrick walked into his and Josiah’s room, inside which mediately after eating, out to the yard to shoot hoops—and Patrick “You should write a letter,” Patrick said to Josiah. “A letter to your Father. Tell him they are forcing you, against your will, to go back and live with your mother. Say that you really really don’t ...
About the Author
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B.H. James was born and raised an only child in Galt, California. ogy, which was slightly useless as he mostly took creative writing his late twenties, he got tired of driving to and fro throughout the country catching steers, so took a job teaching high school English in the international baccalaureate program in Stockton, ...
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Publication Year: 2013