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Of Mice and Men Alternate Ending

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Lennie watched as the Frog bounded between the Lilly pads on the water, he saw the frog’s eyes dart suddenly, as it sensed its prey was near. It sank under the water and let the current pull it down stream and then suddenly it jumped out of the water like a cork comes out of a wine bottle, its eyes gleamed and its tongue darted out of its mouth and in a flash the fly was gone. “That’ll be me in a sec” mumbled Lennie hopelessly. There was a faint buzzing sound then the frog was gone as quickly as it had come. Silence once again fell on the river much to Lennie’s disappointment, he liked not having to think of the mornings happenings. “I done a bad thing… I done a bad thing”, Lennie continued to mutter as if I a trance. He took off his hat and went down to eat some wild ‘shrooms growing by the stream. Lennie slowly picked up the shroom and placed the tiniest shaving into his mouth; He struggled against the urge to spit it back out but eventually swallowed it. Immediately Lennie’s stomach yelled out in pain and his mouth went dry. His brain was screaming at him for water yet Lennie’s body wasn’t following his orders to move and get some water.

“Tis it” Lennie thought, “Looks like I aint gonna get to tend the rabbits anyways” and with one last attempt he tried to move towards the river but just fell head over heels. Lennie looked up at the sky and in his mind he created an image of a rabbit into a cloud” You did it again “stated the rabbit. Where ever you go you always seem to cause trouble, you always fail” and with that Lennie’s eyes flickered then fell towards the ground and Lennie felt himself fall into a deep sleep jut inches from the safety of the river. Lennie felt a faint tapping on his face he turned over into the dirt, his mind still in a trance, he felt something buzzing in his ear he covered his ears, then suddenly the earth tipped itself upside down and all the water landed on Lennie’s back. As if to admit defeat Lennie sat up as quickly as lightning and opened his eyes and there in front of him was the cheesy yet concerned face of George. Lennie closed his eyes and thought to himself “am I dreamin?!, I ave to be his consciousness replied tis is too good to be true, oh just open your eyes and see” thought Lennie. Lennie slowly opened one eye, like a toddler reaches for the cookie jar on a top self, then he opened the other and George was still there standing in front of him.

“George!!!!” cried Lennie, “Lennie!” yelled George. “I’m sorry George, I… I, I didn’t mean ta kill ha, I, I just wanted to stroke her hair” cried Lennie falling into George’s shoulder. “Tis, ok Lennie, It wasn’t your fault, your just so big tats all” said George. Lennie hesitated, then said meekly “George…, do I still get to tend the rabbits”. “Geez Lennie, is that all ya think about!?!, those bloody rabbits, tis all ya ever dream of!!” yelled George. “I’m sorry, George, I just love rabbits, there just so nice to pat and fluffy and they aint so small” Lennie replied timidly. “I’m only kidding ya Lennie, of course ya can, I wouldn’t take that away from ya” replied George with a wink. “George, howdya know where I was?” said Lennie as if back in reality. “Geez Lennie, don’t ya remember anythin, I told ya if you get in trouble to come down to the stream” George said. “Oh sorry George, I forgot again” Lennie said. “Tis ok” George said rather sarcastically, “Hey, if I hadn’t found ya when I did you wouldn’t have survived, “I saw those shrooms next to ya and I knew wat’d ya done so I got water on you quick smart before you overheated” said George. “But George I aint outa the woods yet where we gonna go”. “Where ever fate takes us”, George says quietly. 3 months later

The house that Lennie, George had bought had undergone many changes. It had a new coat of yellow paint like the colour of ducklings, with a black roof and a chimney for the stove. The house was perfectly located in within the hills and meadows, not far from the Salinas River. It was only just hidden from civilization but felt like a mile away from anywhere. A place like this would be difficult to find but certainly not impossible. Lennie was busy tending his rabbits, with a level of dexterity and gentleness equal to that of the very best seamstress. “Hello Mr. rabbit, would you like some alfalfa…?” the rabbit moved its tiny little nose up and down. Lennie took this action to be ‘yes’ and gave the rabbit the alfalfa. “What about you Mrs Rabbit would you like- Lennie let out a deafening scream as loud as an elephant that has been poked with a hot iron sword. The rabbit he was talking to was split in two by a shotgun shell. “Lennie Small you are a wanted man and you are being charged for two murders and rape. We have you surrounded and resistance is impossible.

Give up now and we will give you a nice a slap across the face and you’ll feel the joys of hanging by your throat mid air.” The boss smiled at the power he held over Lennie. George came from the house armed with a Rifle.” Don’t listen to him Lennie…”The boss reacted to the fire arm in Georges hand and in a panic pulled the trigger on Lennie. “Lennie!” George yelled, as he leaped forward and jumped under Lennie in attempt to catch him, do anything which he could control. Lennie’s body laid limp and lifeless with no pulse. “Why does this always happen?” George asked in disbelief. “Man do I feel like Satan. Now George I’m a merciful god and will allow you to live” said the Boss annoyingly. George responded by taking out his rifle and shooting the boss in his leg. “Now why in the hell did you do that I’m letting you go off the hook?!”, the boss yelled, outraged. “God’s don’t bleed” said George. And with that George looked up at the sky and said “It’s ok Lennie; no one can hurt ya now”. Tears were in George’s eyes as he picked up The Boss’ shotgun lifted it to the side of his head, just above his ear and pulled the trigger.

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