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Carbon Monoxide

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Carbon Monoxide Written By: Lisa Augusta augustaworks6@aol.com REGINA AND FRANK HARPER ARE NEWLYWEDS AND HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS ,CINDY 2 AND MICHELLE 4, FROM REGINA`S PREVIOUS MARRIAGE.REGINA IS A HOMEMAKER/FORMER MODEL WHILE FRANK IS A GYNECOLOGIST IN HIS MANY YEARS OF PRACTICE.THEY LIVE IN ONE OF THE NICEST HOMES JUST OUTSIDE OF LOS ANGELES IN A VERY SECLUDED AREA WITH A VERY HAPPY LIFE.THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS ARE A HANDFULL FOR ANYONE ESPECIALLY THEIR MOM WHO SEEMS A LITTLE MORE OVERWHELMED THAN OTHER MOMS.IT IS A SUNNY WEEKEND MORNING ABOUT 9 AM .THE HARPER HOUSE IS FULL OF LIFE AND EVERYONE IS AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE.THE CHILDREN SING AND LAUGH WHILE EATING CEREAL AND REGINA STANDS IN FRONT OF THE STOVE SCRAMBLING EGGS.SHE SEEMS A BIT FRUSTRATED WITH THE KIDS CONSTANTLY FUSSING AT THEM SAYING THEY NEED TO SHUT UP.FRANK ,TRYING TO IGNORE REGINA , SITS WITH THE GIRLS, LAUGHING AND PLAYING ,WHILE DRINKING HIS COFFEE MIXED WITH HIS FAVORITE VODKA.THIS IS SOMETHING HE HIDES FROM HIS WIFE WHO HE TOLD HE QUIT DRINKING.AFTER REGINA FINISHES COOKING SHE SETS A PLATE OF EGGS IN FRONT OF FRANK .HE BEGINS EATING AS SHE REMOVES THE BOWLS THE KIDS WERE EATING THEIR CEREAL FROM.SHE DISMISSES THE NOISY CHILDREN FROM THE TABLE AND SENDS THEM TO THE LIVINGROOM TO WATCH TELEVISION.SHE THEN SITS AT THE TABLE AND PULLS OUT SOME DOCUMENTS.FRANK STOPS EATING AND ASKS WHAT THEY WERE.REGINA REPLYS THAT THEY ARE CREDIT CARD BILLS AND WONDERS WHAT THE PROBLEM IS SINCE THEY SHOULDNT BE BEHIND.FRANK EXPLAINS TO HER HOW MUCH SHE HAS BEEN SPENDING ON NONSENSE AND REGINA GETS UPSET.SHE STORMS OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND INTO THE BEDROOM FUSSING AND COMPLAINING.SHE YELLS ABOUT HOW SHE NEEDS A BREAK FROM HIM AND THE KIDS ,DESPERATELY SEEKING A VACATION.FRANK LEAVES THE TABLE AND YELLS BACK ABOUT HOW HE`S TIRED OF HER SPENDING ALL THE MONEY.HE ALSO SAYS HOW THE GIRLS ARE NOT REALLY HIS RESPONSIBILITY AND HE IS FED UP.AFTER SAYING ALL THIS THE TWO OF THEM TURN AROUND AND THE KIDS HAVE HEARD EVERYTHING.REGINA CURSES AT THEM AND ORDERS THEM TO GO TO THEIR ROOM WITH FORCE.THE KIDS CRY EXTREMELY AND YELL OUT THAT THEY DON`T WANT TO GO THEN SHE SPANKS THEM.FRANK COMES TO THEIR RESCUE AND TELLS REGINA HE WILL CALL THE AUTHORITIES IF SHE TOUCHES THE KIDS LIKE THAT AGAIN.SHE TELLS HIM TO STAY OUT OF IT ,AND WHEN IT COMES TO HER CHILDREN HE IS NOT THE FATHER.HE RESPONDS SAYING THAT IT IS FINE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT HIS ANYWAY.SHE SLAPS HIM IN THE FACE AND HE PUSHES HER INTO THE WALL.FRANK REMEMBERS HE IS A MAN SO HE STOPS THE ALTERCATION.REGINA STORMS OFF INTO THE BATHROOM AND FRANK OUT THE PATIO DOOR.WHILE FRANK SITS IN THE CAR REGINA SITS ON THE PHONE SPEAKING TO HER BEST FRIEND ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED.FOR SOME TIME NOW REGINA HAS HAD A SEVERE SPENDING PROBLEM.SHE WAS ONE OF THE TRAILOR TRASH KIDS YOU HEAR ABOUT OR SEE ON TV.TO HAVE A RICH DOCTOR HUSBAND WITH NO KIDS AND NO FAMILY WAS WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR TO SURVIVE.SHE HAS PUT HER AND HER CHILDREN IN A SERIOUS SITUATION.WHAT IF HE LEAVES HER ?LUCKY FOR HER FRANK IS A DO RIGHT TYPE OF GUY AND REALLY LOVES HER INCLUDING HER 2 KIDS.FRANK PULLS OUT HIS CELL AND PLACES A CALL TO A GOOD LAWYER BUDDY OF HIS.THIS GUY IS A DIVORCE ATTORNEY AND HE HAS WON A LOT OF CASES.FRANK NEEDS HELP AND HE NEEDS IT FAST.HE HAS AN OUT OF CONTROL MONEY FIEND WITH NO APPRECIATION FOR HIS HARD WORK.SHE CAN CARELESS FOR HIS FEELINGS OR EVEN FOR THE CHILDREN.FRANK DECIDES HE WANTS A DIVORCE.HE ASKS HIS FRIEND IF HE CAN GET CUSTODY OF THE GIRLS SINCE SHE IS HIS WIFE .THE LAWYER GIVES HIM HOPE AND SAYS HE WILL WORK ON IT AND THEY HANG UP.WHILE THE TWO PARENTS MAKE CALLS,THE 2 GIRLS HAVE WANDERED INTO THE KITCHEN TO PLAY UNATTENDED.THE 2 YEAR OLD SLIGHTLY TURNS THE PILOT ON THE STOVE SLOWLY LETTING SMALL AMOUNTS OF GAS FREE INTO THE AIR.NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION AND THE KIDS ARE ALONE.SOON THE GIRLS LEAVE THE KITCHEN WHILE CARBON MONOXIDE IS SLOWLY FLOWING UNDETECTED.REGINA RUNS SOME BATH WATER AND DECIDES TO GIVE HERSELF SOME TIME TO THINK.FRANK COMES IN AND LIES ON THE FAMILY ROOM COUCH TO REST HIS MIND FOR A WHILE.THE WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE ARE CLOSED AND THE ONLY WINDOW OPEN IS IN THE BATHROOM.REGINA SITS IN THE TUB SHAVING HER LEGS.A HALF HOUR HAS PASSED AND SHE IS STILL IN THE BATH TUB PAINTING HER TOES.THE PHONE RINGS AND RINGS SO SHE FINALLY ANSWERS IT.FRANKS LAWYER CANT REACH HIM ON HIS CELL SO HE CALLS THE HOUSE PHONE.REGINA SAYS SHE WILL TELL HIM TO CALL BACK WHEN HE IS AVAILABLE AND SHE SAYS IT SARCASTICALLY.THEN SHE HANGS UP WITH A CROOKED SMILE.HER MIND IS TELLING HER THAT THERE`S A CONSPIRACY GOING ON BETWEEN THAT LAWYER AND HER HUSBAND.AFTER BEING IN THE BATHROOM FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR SHE DECIDES TO GET OUT OF THE TUB.SHE DRIES OFF AND SLIPS ON HER ROBE.SHE SPENDS ANOTHER 20 MINUTES BRUSHING HER JET BLACK HAIR AND APPLYING BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO HER FACE AND BODY.SHE THEN EXITS INTO THE FAMILY ROOM TO FINISH THE RUCKUS SHE STARTED.FRANK SEEMS TO BE SLEEPING VERY SOUNDLY.SO SHE THEN WALKS TO THE GIRLS ROOM AND FINDS THEM SLEEPING ALSO.SHE FIGURES OH WELL HERE`S MY CHANCE TO TAKE OFF UNDETECTED.REGINA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BETRAYAL TO FRANK.HIS ONLY FRIENDS HAVE TRIED ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS TO GET HIM TO SEE HOW SHE REALLY IS.A GOLD DIGGER AND A BLEEDER OF HEARTS.FRANK NEVER LISTENED THINKING HE HAD FINALLY FOUND HIS QUEEN.LOOKS ARE VERY DECIEVING AND REGINA IS A WOLF AND SHEEPS CLOTHING.SHE GETS DRESSED,JUMPS IN THE BMW,AND RIDES OF TO A SMALL RESORT TO DRINK AND HAVE FUN WITH A FEW FRIENDS.TIME PASSES AT LEAST 3 HOURS AND REGINA IS STILL WITH HER FRIENDS NOW SHOPPING AT THE MALL.AFTER AN HOUR PASSES BY SHE TELLS HER FRIENDS GOOD BYE AND HEADS HOME.THE ENTIRE TIME SHE`S DRIVING SHE SPEAKS TO HERSELF AND DECIDES THAT HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN AREALL SHE HAS.SHE SAYS TO HERSELF THAT SHE`S GOING TO DO RIGHT,STOP SPENDING,SPEND TIME WITH HER FAMILY,JUST DO THINGS RIGHT.THIS MAKES HER FEEL GOOD AND SHE CAN`T WAIT TO GO IN HER HOME AND LOVE HER FAMILY UNCONDITIONALLY.SHE ARRIVES AT HOME HAPPY AND CHEERFUL,STEPPING OUT THE CAR,SHE HAS A STRANGE FEELING.THAT DOESNT STOP HER FROM EXITING THE CAR AND WALKING IN THE HOUSE.SHE YELLS OUTWHERE`S EVERYBODY?NO ONE ANSWERS SO SHE GOES INTO THE FAMILY ROOM.TO HER SURPRISE FRANK HASNT GOTTEN UP FROM HIS EARLY MORNING SLUMBER.SHE CALLS OUT TO HIM AND STILL GETS NO ANSWER.REGINA WALKS OVER TO HIM YELLING AT HIMWAKE UP FRANK AND STOP IGNORING ME.HE DOESNT MAKE A MOVE.TREMBLES COME FROM HER MOUTH AS IF SHE IS GOING IN SHOCK.SHE TAPS FRANK ON THE SHOULDER THEN PUSHES HIS CHEST.SUDDENLY SHE SNIFFS AT THE AIR AND TO HER SURPRISE ITS A GAS SMELL.SHE PANICS AND YELLS FOR THE CHILDREN WHILE PUSHING AND SHOVING AT FRANKS LIFELESS BODY.WHEN SHE GETS NO RESPONSE SHE RUNS UPSTAIRS TO CHECK THE GIRLS BUT ITS TOO LATE FOR THEM TOO.THE CARBON MONOXIDE KILLED THEM FROM THE STOVE.DUE TO HER NEGLEGENCE AND DECEIT HER ENTIRE FAMILY WAS DEAD.

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a short story about a marriage on the rocks,the children at risk.all due to a deceitful wife with a loyal husband.death will be the only ending result in this drama.

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Allen
4/20/2010 2:38 PM Premium
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