My New Short Story, “Thursday’s Special,” Live On MasticadoresIndia

© Story by Joni Caggiano – (Editor Terveen Gill) – Photograph Public Domain)

It was as if the argument earlier today had grown legs and followed me to my rusty red probe.  The callous words leaping and reverberating around the entrails of the safe confines of my sanctuary were horrifying.  One and a half hours to travel home, craving that egocentric time.  I turned the radio up even higher, listening to Maneater by Hall and Oates, which was quickly becoming one of my favorite tunes.  Finally, I got into the groove and left work behind me.

The road was a straight stretch, and I often drove carelessly.  After three speeding tickets, every cop that worked on the nuclear reservation knew my name.  During my early morning drive, I would often hold a scone with one hand and a cup of coffee with the other.  I used my right knee to steer.

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46 thoughts on “My New Short Story, “Thursday’s Special,” Live On MasticadoresIndia

    1. I know right. We live in a crazy world. I was very young then and with a young child so I think the fear of being hurt was the greatest. Thank you for reading Tim. I didn’t go back to that store for a long time. Hope you have a blessed day my friend. 🦋❤️🤗

    1. Thank you KK. We live in a sinful world. We just have to spread the light like you and other writers so beautifully do my friend. Big hugs and love. Thank you for your kind support too, it means a lot. 💕

  1. Oh my God, Joni! I am speechless, chilled to the core. This is one of the most gripping short stories I have read in a very long time. Your descriptive talents are off the charts and I found myself right there in that little shop, terror grasping every fiber in my body. This is a masterpiece, a work of perfection. I am in awe of you! ❤️

    1. Well you have certainly made my day. Thank you so much Nancy for these incredible comments. It means so much to me. You have touched my heart. ❤️May you and your loved ones have a blessed day. Big hugs, Joni

    2. You have certainly made me speechless with such a gracious comment. Thank you so very much for all these words, they mean so much. You are a lovely story writer so I feel like I just got a super big hug across the world wide web. Have a blessed day!

      1. Thank you, Joni. I’m honored you feel that way and I appreciate your kind words. Your story was the type of piece I read and say to myself “Boy, I wish I’d written that!” It was fantastic. I shared your story on a Facebook group I manage called “Write Here”. I’m sure it will garner some attention. If you’re on FB, send me a friend request. I’m not hard to find. ❤️

      2. Oh how incredibly kind. I very appreciative of you words. I quit my Facebook account several years ago. Thank you for posting it there though. Big hugs and love coming your way. 🦋❤️🤗

    1. Oh thank you for reading and your kind words. It was a long time ago. This kind of stuff happens just never gets recorded. Thanks again and have a wonderful day ❤️🦋

    1. Thank you so much Nigel, and again I am sorry I didn’t see this until today. It was in that folder that doesn’t get visited very often. Have a blessed day. Hoping you hear back from that publisher real soon. Send up a prayer for you and I agree, everything is done in God’s own time. Hugs, Joni

  2. Wow this is electrifying, horrifying and just plain great writing. what a story you tell..I ran through a million emotions reading it, but the cincher was the twist at the end. You totally blew me away with that..but in this perverted sick world…oh yes, that was totally possible. You stories are so real; they bore right into the reader and make each one the victimized protagonist.. Soo good my dear friend ❤️🤗❤️

    1. Karima you are so kind. Your gracious words mean so much. Thank you for reading. Your friendship and support means a lot. I hope everything is going well with you. Tomorrow I have all day to read peoples work. We have been watching the grandchildren and their parents are back. I will visit you tomorrow. Sending big hugs and my love. 🦋❤️🤗🦋

  3. What a horrible and terrifying experience Joni, I’m very sorry that you had to endure such terribleness. You are amazing and your writing reflects your great courage, very well written story. Sending you a big comforting hug🤗 and lots of love ❤️ 🌸💕

    1. Thank you so much Cindy I am glad you enjoyed it. You are right I did get out of that grocery store with my life. Crazy world we live in. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

      1. Cindy this back-and-forth is been kind of fun. I haven’t talk to you for so long. We are on our way to Eastern Washington right now and was just checking messages, it was nice to see your hearts and hugs. no need to respond to this I know how busy you are. Have a wonderful week my friend🦋❤️🤗🎈🎉🎊

      2. Thank you dearest Cindy, we had a good time and felt grateful to spend time with our little grandchildren. Sending you lots of love and hugs my sweet friend. Love, Joni

      3. Thank you dear friend. Your new piece on MasticadoresUSA is so beautiful Cindy. Really gorgeous. Sending you and your family our love sweetie. Big hugs and love.. Joni xoxoxo

      4. You’re so welcome and thank you so much but this is all about you and your talent.. thanks for the love and back to you and yours.. xo 💖💖💖🤗🤗

    1. Thank you Belladonna and yes there are a lot of sick people in our world. By the way congratulations on your birthday and you look like you could be in your 20’s. Sending hugs and blessings your way. 🎂🎉🥳🎂😘

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