Lonnie and Leona @AprilA2Z

Hey, there! How do? Lonnie Carter — pleased to meet you.

I heard my buddy Tiny telling about me and Leona, and how she’s a hard-shell Baptist and all and I ain’t. I know Tiny don’t do this, but some guys act like Leona wears the pants between us, but that ain’t how it is. Don’t nobody wear pants at our house. Daggone it, you know what I mean — ain’t nobody the boss of nobody.

No, sir, me and Leona get along just fine. Sure, she’s got her notions about what’s okay and what ain’t okay, and I go along with it at home to keep the peace, but that don’t mean she runs the show. I do everwhat I want to when she ain’t around. Me and Tiny hoist a few brewskis over at him and Mary Lee’s place while we’re watching a game or whatever. And I’ve been known to dance. Tiny’ll tell you.

Leona’s friends ask her what she sees in me — I’ve heard ’em, when they thought I wasn’t paying no attention. She tells ’em I’m a good man and a good husband and I make her laugh. If them ain’t pretty fair reasons to keep a guy around, I’d like to know what is.

Say, you oughta go over and look at Laughing At Life, 2. It’s perty dern funny.


LonnieLonnie, Tiny, Leona, and Mary Lee are all in the short story, “Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell”, part of a collection by the same name (99 cents American). I’m working on a collection of Lonnie and Tiny stories, and hope it’ll be out this year (2015).

Meanwhile, you can buy LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL all over the place. Electronic versions only, at the moment.

Buy it for the Kindle at Amazon.
Buy it for the Nook.
Buy it for iTunes.
Buy it in other electronic formats at Smashwords.

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about how to make coffee without a pot.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What do your main character’s best friend’s friends think of your main character?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Lonnie and Leona @AprilA2Z

  1. Jane

    April 14, 2015 at 9:48am

    I have to agree with Lonnie, ain’t nobody telling me what to do. But they sure do make a lot of suggestions!

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      April 14, 2015 at 11:56am

      lol! I’m a-telling you to be at the usual place at the usual time tomorrow. If, you know, possible and agreeable to you. Only if you want to. Okay? –AND I MEAN IT, MISSY!

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.