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JOY AFTER NOON
9/13/2019 1:00:00 AM by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

PLEASE WELCOME

DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

TO

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY

 

EXCERPT FROM JOY AFTER NOON

Within minutes, clumps of damp flour dotted the granite counters and tile floors. A powdery fog blanketed the air, and Joy’s hands were a clammy mess. What she had failed to do, however, was produce a pie crust. Staring at the disaster before her … a crumbly, perforated mess with holes like Swiss cheese … Joy threw up her hands in despair.

“Mother always says you should clean up as you go.” Marianne spoke from the doorway. Something about her face struck Joy as ethereal. She was so beautiful, nearly luminous, with her heart-shaped lips and red-gold hair falling to her shoulders. Fourteen months older than her sister, Marianne seemed more mature than her fifteen years. Despite her small stature and flat chest, she possessed an ageless quality—a miniature adult.

Mother? Not Mom or Mama?

Joy forced a smile. “Cleaning up as you go sounds like good advice. I’ll have to try it next time.” The gunk clung to her fingers, refusing to wash off. A sign, perhaps, she couldn’t, or shouldn’t, give up. Not this time.

With chunks of dough clinging to her damp hands, Joy redoubled her resolve to salvage the mess in front of her, whether Marianne was watching or not. The girl remained in the doorway, making no move to help except for an occasional remark. Finally, the crust was nearly intact, and Joy turned with some relief to preparing the filling.

“Mother always scoops out the last of the egg whites with her thumb,” Marianne said.

Noticing her use of the present tense, Joy squelched a gasp at the feeling—as if Carolyn stood next to her daughter, smirking at Joy’s incompetence. Then, getting a grip, she forgave Marianne for the comparison. Joy had known loss and the refusal to accept that loss as final. She almost said as much, but didn’t.

“Mother always sprays the pan first.” This time, Marianne’s gaze met Joy’s. Was there hostility in those gold-flecked eyes? Resentment at the intrusion? Fear?

Joy took some of her suggestions and ignored others, determined to survive the process without breaking down in front of this woman-child. Marianne left after a time, a certain smugness marring the lovely features. Now, the younger daughter, Jenny, was the one who watched when Joy removed the pie from the oven.

Joy’s heart thudded in anticipation, the way her body behaved when she opened a letter from a journal, hoping for a positive review but fearing a rejection.

The crust was black around the edges.

“I never eat pecan pie anymore,” Jenny said, “not since Mother died.”

Her shoulders slumped and her face sullen, Jenny wore a white tee shirt with Michael Jackson’s face above the scrawled album title, “Thriller.” Her feet were bare beneath a pair of lace-edged black leggings ending just above the ankle. Her toenails, so short they might have been bitten off, were painted a fluorescent fuchsia. Joy’s heart went out to the younger, less beautiful daughter.

When Joy was Jenny’s age, she had rescued a skinny, bedraggled kitten from a dumpster. Mom, allergic to cat dander, had allowed Joy to keep the kitten only after exhausting every effort to find Buttons another home.

“Please, please, please!” Joy had cried. “Look at her. She needs me! We can’t abandon her, can we?”

Joy had lavished all the pent-up love she possessed on dear little Buttons, who had soon grown into a not-so-little but still dear and loving cat. Did she identify Jenny with Buttons or with herself? Maybe a little of both.

She would take Jenny out for ice cream and encourage her to talk. Somehow, Joy knew she’d find a way to connect with this somber-faced girl.

“If you change your mind, you can have the first piece.” Joy kept her tone as bright as if the pie being offered were perfect.

Jenny shrugged, something wistful in her face distracting Joy from the fear that her pie might be inedible. The girl’s eyes were lovely, the color of burnt sienna.

“You want the first piece?” Joy tried again.

“I guess.”

When Joy removed a slice, the center oozed, running to fill up the empty space, the filling in Jenny’s piece spreading rapidly to the corners of her dish as well.

“Maybe we should have waited,” Jenny said. “Mother never cut the pie right away.”

Joy stared at Jenny, fighting a sudden impulse to burst into tears. Instead, she sank into a chair beside her stepdaughter. With spoons instead of forks, they ate pie together in silence.

By the time Ray came home from the bank, Joy had only the burnt but runny pie to show for her afternoon in the kitchen. She’d hoped her creation might settle into something firmer after cooling, but no such luck.

Hearing his footsteps, she jiggled the pan one last time, grabbed the miserable concoction and headed toward the trash can. “Whoa!” he said, and she whirled to find him leaning against the doorframe. “What have you got there?”

Sheepishly, she showed him the pie. He frowned for an instant. The caramel-colored stubble on his cheeks and chin glinted gold in the fading sunlight slanting through the windows. Then he laughed, grabbed her around the waist and twirled her. “How about pizza?”

Over his shoulder, she caught a glimpse of Jenny’s expression, a curious blend of sadness and surprise. Joy wondered how many times Jenny had seen her dad swing the first Mrs. Jenkins like this, and wondered if the girl was thinking that never again would she see her parents together.

ABOUT JOY AFTER NOON

Joy marries a widowed bank executive caught in an ethical dilemma and misreads his obvious frustration while struggling to integrate into her new family. Inspired in part by Love, Come Softly, this novel explores the challenges of second marriages and dealing with step-children during the crucial years of puberty and teenage angst. A college professor coming up shortly for the huge tenure decision, Joy finds herself falling apart as her career and her home issues deteriorate and collide.

ABOUT DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

Debra Coleman Jeter’s first novel, The Ticket, was a finalist for a Selah Award. Her short story, “Recovery,” won first prize in a competition sponsored by Christian Woman. She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and captured several international awards. She loves to be in the water—whether snorkeling, water skiing, boogie boarding, or just floating around—which may explain the setting for her newest series, Sugar Sands. She lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, with her husband, a retired veterinarian.

www.debracolemanjeter.com

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12/27/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
12/24/2016 11:22:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

LOVE IN A SUITCASE
12/20/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
12/14/2016 8:42:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
12/13/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH
12/5/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Raising a Child With Autism
11/30/2016 8:33:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SHOULD OR WANT
11/22/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CONFESSIONS OF A GARDENS SLUGGARD
11/16/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

GRANDMA PRAYED WHILE IRONING
11/8/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

The Day Super Mom Died
11/1/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FOLLOW WHICH LEADER?
10/25/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ROYAL LEGACY
10/18/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
10/11/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
9/28/2016 12:30:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE POWER OF ONE
9/20/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A LIFELONG PURSUIT
9/13/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A TEENAGED ROBIN HOOD
9/5/2016 7:36:16 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

NUGGETS OF GRACE
8/31/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE CHOICE TO FAIL
8/24/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TROUBLE
8/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

JUST LIKE MY DADDY
8/9/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

PATIENT PRAYING
7/26/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MEET DARLENE FRANKLIN/SCAVENGER HUNT/LAST STOP
7/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

PATIENT WISDOM
7/12/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

OF PETS AND PERSISTENCE
7/5/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

God's Server Never Shuts Down
6/10/2016 6:56:27 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Blessed to be a Blessing
5/18/2016 7:57:49 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Mama, I Can't take a Bath 'Cause There's a Fish in the Tub
5/4/2016 9:18:13 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SOUR GRAPES OR BLESSED FRUIT
4/28/2016 7:28:32 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IT'S WHAT THEY DO
4/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MEET JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
2/3/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FROM LIGHT TO BRIGHT
1/15/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

SURRENDERING TO THE CALL
1/8/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

MY QUEST
1/4/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

MY INTIMATE JOURNEY WITH MY HEROINE BY NIKE N. CHI
12/22/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
12/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

When Art Imitates Life: An Author's Book Journey
12/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Settled By Faith
11/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
11/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

From Little Golden Books to Summer's List
11/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Roundeau

THE EDUCABLE MOMENT
11/17/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

There's love in them there casseroles
11/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Searching for God With All My Heart
10/30/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

I RUN TO YOU
10/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Sweetening Our Sour Grapes
10/23/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE FALL THAT LIFTS
10/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A Walk With God
10/9/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Disappointment and Discouragement
10/6/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

STIRRING TRUTH
10/2/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

PENNED BY GOD'S OWN HAND
9/25/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

The Masterpiece
9/22/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

RESTORED HEARTS and a Writer's Journey
9/18/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY: Meditations on the Road
9/11/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

DIALOGUING OUR FEARS
9/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

WHY A BOOK OF PRAYERS?
9/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

From Lettuce to Pages
8/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

AND NOT TO YIELD
8/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BONNIE LEON WRITES TO ENCOURAGE THE DISABLED
8/21/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FAITH WORTH THE FIGHT
8/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
8/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE WINDING TRAIL
7/31/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

The Flavorful Church
7/28/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Commitment Phobia
7/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God knows our hearts
7/21/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God Had Other Plans
7/17/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT
7/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God's Writer: Jan Elder
7/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
7/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Surely Goodness and Mercy Gail Kittleson
7/3/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

OF THEE I SING
6/30/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A HUNGER FOR GOD
6/26/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

What Do We Ask God For?
6/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BUCK STORM SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
6/19/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

STRESS: THAT OTHER HOMEWRECKER
6/16/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A Dream Come True of Being A Writer
6/12/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
6/9/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Meet Shannon Vannetter Christian Author
6/5/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
6/2/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

EMPTY NETS
5/26/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Bucketwish
5/23/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Loyalty that Springs from Spirituality
5/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Wonderfully Made
3/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Lighthouse of the Carolina's Author Carol Heilman
2/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

HAPPY NEW YEAR
1/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau