My name is Evan. I had the privilege of working with Alice down at the diner. I’m the morning cook. By the way, thank you, Mr. Mike, for letting us be here today. I can’t remember the last time the diner was closed.

You see, things can get pretty hectic at the diner. Not everyone can handle the stress and pace of the busy days. People get chippy and short-tempered. But Alice? She never seemed phased by it. She was so easy going and calm that it helped to keep everyone’s tempers in check. We’ve had plenty of folks work there that couldn’t last more than a few months. I have no idea how long Alice has been there – a long time.

That’s why I can’t imagine anyone wanting to hit her. I mean, sure, she would speak her mind, but her easy going nature always won people over. Nobody ever acted aggressively toward her – especially not to this extent. Of course, if anyone had ever tried, those of us in the kitchen would have been out there in a heartbeat.

I sure am going to miss Alice – we all are.


(This is part 5 of 26 of the story What Happened to Alice. To see the full listing click here.)



11 thoughts on “Easy Going”
  1. Why would anyone hit someone as easygoing and kind as Alice? 🙁

    I feel sad for her mother. No one should ever outlive their children. (Yes I read 2 posts in 1 day, but at least I caught up!)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dee! I understand about the catching up for two days. I’m having to do the same thing today. 🙂 That’s one thing I love about the AtoZ challenge, though.

    1. Thanks for catching that Sonia. That was sloppy editing on my part; I only removed half of the sentence. (I’ve removed it now.) Thanks! 🙂

  2. Every day, we get a little more information about what happened. By the time we hit Z, the detail could be excruciating! Sounds like a really bad way to go… and I have a feeling we’ll find it was even worse….

    1. Thanks, Jeri. I appreciate that feedback. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make them different enough – especially since I was trying to keep it to monologue and avoid description. (I was starting to regret that self-imposed limitation.) 🙂

      1. I am glad you did the self-imposed limitation – I think they really help us to stretch. At least they work for me (most of the time)…. good for you for doing it.

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