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Hello and welcome to Harmony Happenings, a show that delves into the real lives of those living in Harmony. I am your host, Debbie Kliene.
On today's show, we will be interviewing the Phebes Family. You will get to know the family and get an insiders look at the women of Drake!
So DON'T ... touch that dial!
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Debbie: Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Phebes. I can't help but notice you seem a little sad. May I ask what has happened?
Phebes: Mark forgot to take out the trash again and missed pickup. (sips coffee) Really? Well, a few days ago we got broke into for the second time and the Cat really made a mess this time.
Debbie: I heard that resulted in a fight. Is that true, Mark?
Mark: Yea, there may or may not have been some pushing and shoving. But as you can see (flexes) ... I still look damn fine. Does that tell you what you want to know? (brushes off shoulder)
Debbie: Well *ahem* Phebes, why choose writing as a career?
Phebes: Ever since I was a child, I would dream vividly. That carried on throughout my adult years and I started to write them down so I would remember them. (stares off) I wish I had kept a dream journal as a child...
Debbie: Phebes? (snaps fingers) PHEBES!
Phebes: Oh yes, where was I? Uh .. I began making short stories out of my dreams, simply to keep for myself as a keepsake. Maybe one day, if I am brave enough, I might try and get one published for the public eye. Until then, I will continue writing freelance articles.
Debbie: That is so interesting and good luck with that. I wonder, if it wasn't through work then how was it that you became acquainted with Drake?
Phebes: I ran into Drake at the Laundromat. Our washing machine has been squeaking lately and Mark hasn't gotten around to fixing it OR calling a repairman. (looks pointedly at Mark)
Phebes: (continues) What with two teens and Mark's dirty ACU's, I visit the Laundromat at least a few times a week just to keep on top of things. Drake was out and about and I found him quite a pleasure to chat with. That is, after I informed him of my marital status when he tried to ask my sign.
Debbie: I find that intriguing. I also find the fact that you have no female friends VERY intriguing! Why is it you only seem to befriend unattached males?
Phebes: Wow, pull in the claws, Debbie. (sighs) All my life I have had trouble making friends with other women. For some reason I just can't make and keep girlfriends. Guys are so laid back and careless about petty things. I find it much easier to befriend men. No worries though. (turns to Mark) I keep my husband in the loop at all times. There are (slices hand through the air) no secrets here. Now excuse me, I have to start lunch. (chairs scrape as everyone stands)
Debbie: So Mark, how do you like working for Mr B? Did you find it difficult to earn your promotions?
Mark: Mr B has been great and I'm not just saying that because he is my boss.
Mark: Being new in town, I didn't know him as anything more than my boss. But now we have become the best of friends. As far as promotions ....
Mark: I take pride in my job and the service it provides. Because I believe in the work I do, it makes it easier to give my job my all, each and every day.
Mark: And check out these guns!
Debbie: Uh .. O .. K .. Thanks, Mark.
(dance beat plays loudly on radio)
Debbie: (yelling) CAN I SPEAK WITH YOU FOR A (sudden quiet) ... moment?
Debbie: I heard you got sent to the hospital by that school bully, Duffy Teen. Was it bad?
Paisley: It wasn't my happiest day at school. (sniffs) A few girls were picking on me simply because I wasn't interested in their crowd. Then Duffy just attacked me, violently. If this doesn't end, I am hoping to get home schooled or maybe go to a private dance academy.
Debbie: Do you think your after school job had anything to do with it?
Paisley: Maybe. It's hard to say why some people pick on others. Working at the graveyard is NOT my dream job but it does help pay for dance classes and performance costumes.
Paisley: Dancing is my dream! And whatever I have to do or put up with to achieve it, I will. You know?
(front door slamming)
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Debbie: (muffled) Maverick, can I ask you something?
Debbie: Why do you think Dante, aka the Cat, is targeting you?
Maverick: I can't comment on that.
(birds chatter as footsteps sound on porch)
Debbie: Now the public really wants to hear from the creator of the two love interests of Drake. Is Chloe really that clueless or do you think she is about to hit Drake with a refusal?
Phebes: I honestly think she IS clueless about the whole situation. She believes in the good of everyone.
Debbie: Oh really? Well, I happen to have an exclusive photo courtesy of Twallan. And here it is...
Debbie: Can you please explain to us what is going on here!?
Phebes: Chloe merely asked to borrow a dress for a date with Drake and Nani went ape shit. Nani is having a hard time dealing with Drake choosing Chloe over her. She has been finding comfort in the arms of any man who will have her. Between losing Drake to her best friend and the guilty feeling of her endless one night stands, Nani blows up at the smallest things.
Debbie: So insightful. My inside sources tell me that all signs point to Drake popping the question to Chloe. Given his track record, do you think he will be faithful?
Phebes: I know Chloe will make a wonderful wife and mother. Drake will, unfortunately, just be a little sad in the pants. But once they make it official, I have no doubt that Chloe will be more than enough to keep Drake happy. Girls talk, ya know?
That's all the time we have here today. I thank you for watching! But please stayed tuned because ...
... we have exclusive family pictures and a home tour given by ME! Enjoy and join us next time here at .... Harmony Happenings!