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Can You Ever Go Back? - Another Chapter to add to Story Without an End by Jodah.

Updated on January 22, 2017

A new chapter

Another short fictional add on, to continue Jodah's "Story Without an End." I have written another scenario to the saga to add to the story that John Hanson started..... Here it is John! (a.k.a. as Jodah).

The begining

Jodah (John) began this story where Rick had phoned Susan and talked her ear off not leaving her a chance to get a word in. He told her that he had not gotten in touch with her for a few years because he had been receiving help from someone at AA. He told her that he had kicked the drinking habit and now he wanted to get back with her the way that it was before, except that he is no longer drinking.

Can you ever go back?

©by Shyron Shenko 5/25/2014

Rick dropped Susan and her daughter off at their home

He said he had some unfinished business to do

And would call her when he was through

To see if they were starting anew

But Susan was torn

After the storm

Philip is the one who came to their rescue

While Rick only look dazed, for an hour or two


Do you miss him too?

How did he know she would be at that café?

Had he followed her there

Did Philip really care?

Or was he being unfair?

When will we see daddy?

Courtney's little girl voice cut through her thoughts

I don't know Susan answered

Why Mommy, what did we do?

Why are you crying?

Do you miss him too?

Yes, sweetheart I do

But you father wants to get back together with me and you

Courtney's voice began to quiver

But, daddy loves me

And that father don't like me

I don't think he likes you

It is late sweetheart Susan said

We will talk about this tomorrow

As she planted a kiss on top of Courtney's head,

And tucked her into bed

Who would win and who would lose

Was she hoping Rick had changed?

And thinking she would take him back

But was she just losing Philip instead?

And when her phone rang, it filled her with dread

Are you alone, we need to talk? Phillip said

Yes, I know Susan replied

But, I was just getting ready for bed

We really do need to talk! Again Philip said

Reluctantly, Susan agreed

Phillip drove to Susan's home

Oh so glad except for Courtney

She was alone

Phillip smiled a little sadly

He said I'll get right to the point

I didn't know that was Rick

When I walked into the joint

I was afraid to tell you about Rick

Afraid with him a fight you'd pick

Afraid you would be jealous

And demand I not meet with him

I just thought he should get to know his daughter

And she should get to know him

But he wants us to get back together

To start our life again

I can't believe you followed me, Susan said.

I did not follow you; I went to get a hair cut

Then through a window saw the woman that I planned to wed

Out with another man instead

Sheepishly Susan bowed her head

When she realized how it must have looked to him

Cafés don't have barbers

Or was that your barber you brought in with you

Now it was Philip's turn to have a sheepish grin

I just met her outside

Susan asked, so you wanted to shock your fiancé

That is why you brought her inside?

I sort of knew her from high school

But she was dating the captain of the football team

Then you came along and that ended that dream.

Soon Susan and Philip were locked in a warm embrace

And she knew Rick could never take Phillip's place

Drawing by Shyron Shenko

Pencil and crayon drawing of a friend
Pencil and crayon drawing of a friend | Source

I thought you were gone!

Two towns away

Rick walked in the door

Of the home where he had been living

From three years before

Jackie asked Rick, where have you been?

For three years we've not been apart

And when I needed you the most

You are breaking my heart

I thought you wanted me to leave

That is what you have been telling me

I want you to get a job and stop drinking

That is all I have been thinking

When I came home from the doctor

I found I was alone

And I thought you had left me

I thought you were gone

He lifted her chin to look into her eyes

Which from crying were swollen half shut?

And he felt as if he had been punched in the gut

He whispered I am sorry; I will do what I must

Just tell me what is wrong............

Jackie's story to be written... part fact and part fiction.

Story Without an End

Jodah's Story

No Love At All!

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko


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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Bits and pieces of this story are true, can you figure out what is true?

      I did the drawing of a friend I knew many years ago, we have lost touch and I hope that she may see this and get in touch again.

      My friend where ever you are I hope you are well and happy.

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment and for sharing. It is like the idiom: "You cannot step in the same river twice" because the river is ever changing and never the same.

      Thank you for the blessings and hugs. I hope you are someplace cool and not in the unrelenting heat.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      Agree that it is hard to go back, and sometimes impossible, because as you say everything has changed, and so the place you come back to is not the place you left. The place you left is gone forever. Sharing.

      Hugs and blessings dear friend, to both you and John. Hope you could enjoy this pretty day as tomorrow we are into the 80s for the foreseeable future, rain or no rain. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, compliments and sharing this. No you can't ever go back. Things would never be the same. But, would you want things to be the same? Especially if you moved on because of the way things were.

      Blessings and Hugs my friend.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this story again. Those people who may have missed it should be sure to read it as it's so interesting and well done. An interesting question, can you ever go back?

      Hugs and many blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, compliment and sharing.

      I know what you mean about how things change, like the saying: Man's mind stretched by an idea, never goes back to it's original shape.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs, take care of you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      So much talent both in writing, especially poetry (which I think is hard) and drawing.

      I don't think a person can ever really go back. Even if all they have done is learn something new, they have become a different person and can't unlearn the new information or change the affect it has on them -- except maybe by learning even more new information.

      When I visited the farm where I grew up back in 1995 after not having been there for 15 years, it was a completely different place, unrecognizable.

      Everything is constantly changing and that includes ourselves. Thought I would share this story again in case there are some people out there who haven't read it yet.

      Hope all is well with you guys. Blessings and hugs. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Audrey, I really appreciate you and I thank you for stopping by and for sharing my story and thank for the compliment on my drawing.

      I don't think I met you either, but we can remedy that, I will be reading your profile and stories also.

      Blessings to you also.

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Shyron - This is the first installment I read. The story is filled with drama and emotion and very real. I like the idea of the continuing story. The drawing drew me in with its brightness, and your talent shone. I think I have not met you and will visit your profile. It has been a pleasure to stop by in the middle of a good story. Sharing, Blessings, Audrey

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Lyns, thank you for the compliment, comment and thumbs up. I really appreciate you.


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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Great writing and realistic points, I love your writing style keep up the good work. Very nice art work love it, you have great talents Voted up lyns 6/28/2014

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, thank you so much for reading my article, I am so pleased that you enjoyed it.

      My drawings! Thank you for the compliment, most of them I gave away to friends and family that I drew them for, but I will try to find time to do some new ones.

      And thank you for voting the up and sharing.

      You are a dear friend and I appreciate you.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I enjoyed this, Shyron. So many times in real life situations, misperceptions such as those experienced by Susan and Philip cause relationship problems. I think your take on this story highlighted the importance of communication between people who care for each other.

      By the way, you are a good artist and should use more of your drawings and/or paintings to illustrate your hubs.

      Rated Up+++ and shared


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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Word55, I appreciate you and your comments.

      Blessings friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, no one will ever know what is real and what part is not (except you, because of knowing you and my telling you about everything, unless I forgot some of it.)

      Thank you for the votes, comments, pin and sharing.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Um, very entertaining. Yes, that's life unfortunately Au fait, Shyron, great art (pretty eyes and hair in portrait my dear) with story continuation and Jodah, wonderful and excellent story line to start.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Seems very realistic to life which is often a rocky road. Interesting continuation and I look forward to what's next . . .

      Voted up and interesting. Excellent drawing as always. That gets an awesome. Pinned to AH and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, don't worry about typos, especially in comments, it is so easy to hit the reply and it is sent, before you can think what you meant.

      Blessing to you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Bill my friend, I am so glad you found this refreshing. Thank you for the comment and compliment.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you, I am glad you writing in rhyme, that is how I think most of the time. Jackie? We will see.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Devika, for the compliment, comment and for reading my work.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jodah, thank you for the compliments, comments, votes and most of all thank for being my friend.

      Hopefully Jackie's Story will be published today. I hope it is not too boring.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I meant to type Jackie and i wanted to comment on your drawing, very good. I envy anyone who can draw/paint. Cheers..

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This really is well done. You employ a method not often seen in writing, and it is refreshing. Very nice work my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the way you write a story in rhyming fashion. Hummm, seems Rick has been doing more than going to AA. Poor Jachie, i feel she's in for a rocky ride....

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Kevin, Rick had been living with Jackie from the time that he and Susan parted ways. Did Rick really go to AA or did he just live with Jackie?

      Hi Kevin, thank you for commenting, voting this up, sharing and pinning.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great work Shyron. I love your take on the story and how you wrote it in poetic for. Great drawing as well. I now need to find out more about voted up.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like the drawing and you certainly know how to keep me reading on. A unique hub with many different aspects of life.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Different one Shyron but you hardly mentioned Jackie. Did Rick live with her until he went to AA and he has not seen her since? The story does not seem finished yet. I voted it up, shared it and pinned it.