Mindy Lynne sat across the desk from the imposing Ms. Renfield. Ms. Renfield
was the owner-operator of Water Works, an amusement park near Mindy’s home.
At this current moment, she was picking over Mindy’s job application with
a fine-tooth comb.
“So,” She said, eyeing Mindy’s job experience. “You’ve worked fast food.”
“That’s right.” Mindy said. “Starting last summer. But I quit about two weeks
ago, because I want to do something that has more to do with my career goal.”
“And what is that?” Asked Ms. Renfield.
“I’d like to be an actress. I need experience, though. I’m looking for some
summer work before I head to college in the fall.”
“An actress? That’s not a career, it’s a dream job.” Ms. Renfield smiled
dryly. “Never let it be said that I dashed a young girl’s dreams, though.
Here at Water Works, we have a number of actors dressed as any number of
characters roaming the park, entertaining children. We also have a children’s
theater that performs four shows daily.”
Mindy cleared her throat. “That sounds perfect.”
“Well, being an actress, I’m sure you’re aware that there is an audition
“That’s fine.” Mindy said.
Ms. Renfield stared at Mindy over the spectacles perched at the end of her
long, slender nose. “What other talents do you have?”
“Well, I play soccer, I can sing, um… I took gymnastics for four years in
grade school.” Mindy trailed off.
“That’s good enough.” Ms. Renfield said. “Meet me here tomorrow at ten for
your audition. Memorize this.” She handed Mindy a few pages of dialogue.
Mindy smiled. “Thank you. I can’t wait!” She took the material and headed
for the door of Ms. Renfield’s office.
“Don’t thank me yet. You haven’t got a part, just an audition.”
“I know.” Mindy said as she opened the office door. “But I’m sure you’ll
be impressed.” With that, Mindy headed out, brimming with confidence.
Mindy studied the lines all night. It was a pretty simple piece, a fairy
tale involving a princess trapped in a castle. The princess’ lines were highlighted,
and Mindy learned them in no time at all. She got to bed early, excited for
what was to come tomorrow.
Mindy woke feeling refreshed and ready for the day’s activities. She had
some oatmeal and gathered up her things, then headed for Water Works. All
the way there she ran her lines. She was confident in her abilities, but
the butterflies were still beginning to collect in her stomach. Mindy arrived
to the park at nine-thirty. It wasn’t open for the season yet, and there
was nobody around. Not knowing what else to do, Mindy waited by the ticket
After a few minutes, a man clad in overalls and a Water Works t-shirt approached
her from inside the park. “Are you Mindy Lynne?” He asked.
Mindy answered, “Yes. Why?”
“Come with me.” The man said. He let her through the gate, past the park
rides, and through a door marked ‘Employees Only’. Mindy found herself in
a small theater space. There sat Ms. Renfield, along with several others,
all of whom were probably trying for the same positions as Mindy.
“How did you know…” Mindy began, but she was cut off by Ms. Renfield.
“I told them to keep an eye out for you. We have cameras all around the park.
Security, you know.”
Ms. Renfield introduced Mindy to everyone else in the room. Among them were
two actors Mindy recognized from plays she’d seen at other area high schools.
As it turned out, there was only two other people trying for a spot at Water
Works. The others were returning Water Works employees, here to see the new
talent that would be joining them onstage. The two other actors had already
auditioned, and they sat in the front row, staring intently at Mindy. The
knot in Mindy’s stomach grew much bigger.
“Well, let’s see what you’ve got.” Said Ms. Renfield. Mindy was introduced
to Jake, a handsome blond-haired boy who was a sophomore in college. “Jake
will be reading the Prince’s part. You’ll be the Princess.”
Mindy and Jake performed the scene, and Mindy was sure she’d blown it. She
was nervous and worried about the other two people trying for a spot. After
it was over, Jake smiled and tried to reassure her, but it was Ms. Renfield’s
thoughts that really mattered.
“Okay, Mindy. Sing us a song.” Ms. Renfield said.
Mindy felt her skin grow pale. “What? I didn’t know I’d have to…”
“Part of acting is improvising. Improvise. Sing us your favorite song. You
have two minutes.”
Mindy took a deep breath and said, “Okay, this isn’t my favorite song, but
it’s what I have stuck in my head at the moment.” She launched into the last
song that had been on the radio right before she left the car. When she finished,
everyone seemed impressed. Mindy was feeling much more confident.
“Very good.” Ms. Renfield said. “Mindy, Jason, Shelly, please wait outside.”
Ms. Renfield motioned to the door Mindy had entered from. Mindy and her two
competitors waited outside. Inside, Ms. Renfield and crew decided who would
make the cut.
After waiting for what seemed to be an eternity, the trio of would-be actors
were led back inside. Once seated, Ms. Renfield addressed them. “You all
gave superb auditions. However, we only have room for two. Those two are
Shelly and Mindy.”
Mindy clapped her hands together and laughed. She cut it short, however,
when she saw the disappointed look on Jason’s face. He left without saying
a word. Mindy went to congratulate Shelly, but Shelly blew her off. Apparently,
Shelly already knew some of the other actors.
‘Great.’ Thought Mindy. ‘Odd one out.’ Not that it really bothered her. She
had the job, and that was the most important part.
“Shelly, Mindy, come here.” Ms. Renfield motioned them over to her. “Congratulations.
Be here next Monday, 8 am sharp. You’ll have orientation of the park, and
then we’ll set to getting you character assignments.”
Mindy left the park with the feeling that she was walking on air. She’d made
the cut, and now she had a job she really looked forward to.
The following Monday, as instructed, Mindy made her way to Water Works. She
was greeted at the gate by the same gentleman as before, and once again led
to the theater. There she was joined by the cast members and other park actors.
Together they waited for Ms. Renfield. While waiting, Mindy overheard many
of the other employees talking about past experiences.
“Some of the people are just so rude. I just hate the older kids who just
come to make fun of you.” Said one girl.
“Some of the costumes are so embarrassing. I remember once I had to dress
like a little girl- the dress, the tights, pigtails, the whole nine yards.”
Said someone else.
Mindy started to get nervous when Jake tapped her on the shoulder. “Hi.”
He said. Sensing her growing uneasiness, he said, “Don’t worry, you’ll be
fine. They’re making a big deal about nothing.”
Mindy smiled. “Thanks.” She said.
“You did really great at the audition last week. I was impressed.”
“Thank you. I hope I do as well in the real thing. I wonder what part in
the play I’ll get.”
As she spoke, a brown-haired boy came over and stood near Jake. “Hate to
break it to you, but first-timers don’t get cast in the plays. Just veterans
like me and Jake.” he said.
Jake laughed and said, “Mindy, meet Ralph. Ralph, Mindy.” The two shook hands.
“Ralph here fancies himself to be an actor.” Jake finished.
“Nice to meet you.” Ralph said.
“So, if I don’t get a part in the play, what will I be doing?”
“Most likely you’ll just wander the park in costume- a clown, a bear, some
cartoon from television, something like that.” Ralph responded.
Just then, Ms. Renfield came through the door. Conversation stopped as the
actors drew near to hear what she had to say.
“Good morning all.” She began. Mindy stood near the front, next to Jake and
Ralph. Ms. Renfield continued, “I have your assignments for the first two
weeks already. As most of you know, the Children’s Theater plays run for
two weeks each, five plays total. I haven’t decided which one we’re doing
first, but I’ve narrowed it down to two and I know the cast who’ll be performing
first.” She read off the six performers for the Children’s Theater, then
called up the rest of the actors one by one and gave them a packet with their
assignments inside. Mindy opened her packet and was less than thrilled with
being given the part of the “Dancing Bear”.
“Sucks to be you.” Said Ralph, reading over her shoulder. “That requires
a bear costume that gets really hot in the afternoon. My suggestion- drink
lots of water. Otherwise, you’ll dehydrate. That happened to a girl two summers
ago. They ended up having to call the paramedics when she fainted.”
Mindy frowned, but Jake once again cheered her up, saying, “Don’t worry.
It’s not as bad as it seems. You’re free to roam the park and entertain people,
so you can pretty much go where you want. Just make sure you’re back here
an hour before the park closes for the parade.”
“Parade?” Mindy asked.
“Yeah, there’s a parade at the end of each day featuring all the characters
in the park. It’s hokey, but the kids dig it. You just basically walk around
this one mapped out route and waive to the kids. Then you go home and relax.”
Jake gave Mindy the thumbs.
“Mindy, Jake, come here.” Ms. Renfield called to them. They headed over to
her desk, where Shelly was waiting. “Jake, take these two new hires on a
tour of the park please. After that, take them to costuming and get their
costumes checked out to them.”
“No problem.” Jake said. “Follow me ladies.” With that, Mindy embarked on
her tour of her new work environs. Jake showed them the rides, concession
stands, and water slides that made up most of the park. He took special care
to point out the bathrooms to them.
“Know where the nearest bathroom is at all times.” Jake cautioned. “When
you’re trapped in a big bear suit or whatever, it takes longer than you’d
think to get it off and get to the bathroom.”
Mindy groaned. Shelly said, “Bear suit? I’m a clown. That can’t be that difficult.”
“You’d be surprised, Shelly.” Jake smiled. “Trust me.”
Once they were done with the tour, Jake took them to the costume area. There
they were handed their respective outfits, and Jake had them sign a couple
of forms stating they understood their roles as representatives of Water
“There’s supposed to be one more form.” Jake thought out loud, rifling through
a stack of papers. “It’s the form holding you liable for damages to the costumes.”
After a few more minutes of searching through the paper files, he gave up.
“Don’t worry about it. I’ve filled out the necessary stuff to loan these
out to you, we have your info on file. I’ll get the forms and have you sign
them later. Any questions?”
Neither girl had any, so Jake finished by telling them to read the packets
they were given. They had more detailed information on each girl’s role at
the park for the first two weeks. “There’s a phone number on the back page
that you can call to reach Ms. Renfield if you do have any questions later
on. I’ll see you on opening day, this Friday, bright and early at eight in
the morning. Don’t be late.” They said their goodbyes and Mindy headed to
her car, bear suit and paperwork in hand.
‘How exciting.’ She thought. She could hardly wait for Friday.
That night, Mindy sat at home and read through the packet give her earlier
NAME: Mindy Lynne
POSITION: Dancing Bear
RESPONSIBILITIES: Entertain park guests, pose for pictures, perform in the
daily parade through Water Works. It is essential you remain lively throughout
the day. Your performance will be improvised, and will include much interaction
with the park guests. Hug children, greet guests, the like. If you have any
questions, see myself or any of the experienced Water Works performers.
PROVIDED MATERIALS: Bear suit. Water will also be provided from any of the
concession stands. You will be provided one meal per day from the concession
stands as well.
Tuesday morning Mindy tried the bear suit on for the first time. She stepped
in to the body of the outfit, and zipped it up. It zipped from the inside,
which was a blessing because the mitts at the end of each arm made it nearly
impossible to grip anything. Once inside, Mindy pulled on the mask. Mindy
saw out through the opening in the bear’s mouth, but just barely. She tried
to move around, but the bulk of the outfit and Mindy’s limited visibility
made her movements rather clumsy. The out fit was heavy, too. After just
fifteen minutes she was already sweating. ‘I don’t know how I’ll make it
through an entire day.’ Mindy thought to herself.
She decided she’d had enough of the dancing bear, and for the next fifteen
minutes Mindy struggled to remove her mask. After much hassle, she removed
it and then unzipped her suit. She stepped out and flopped on the bed to
rest. Her body was covered in sweat. Over the next few days, Mindy practiced
with the suit until she was finally comfortable with moving around in it.
It still took her forever to undress, though.
Friday morning arrived, and Mindy was at Water Works at eight am sharp. She
made her way, bear suit and all, to the employee’s entrance shown to her
in the park tour. She joined her fellow workers for an early meeting.
“So, excited for the first day?” Ralph asked her.
“Sure. I just hope everything goes smoothly.”
“You’ll do fine. Don’t sweat it.”
Mindy smiled. “That’s what I’m afraid of. This suit is so hot.”
“I don’t know what you’re complaining about.” Shelly snubbed. “Try going
around with this horrible clown makeup on your face. This grease paint is
going to give me a break out for sure.” Shelly was dressed in a bright clown
costume, face painted white with red triangles about and below her eyes.
“I’m sweating like a pig in this thing and it’s so big I always bump into
things.” Mindy complained.
“Whatever. Deal with it.” Came Shelley’s response.
“Children, children.” Ralph laughed.
Ms. Renfield entered and everyone grew silent. “Listen up.” She said. “This
weekend will be big. It’s opening weekend, the weather looks good, and I’m
expecting everyone to give 110%.” There were murmurs among the workers, but
Ms. Renfield didn’t seem to care.
After finishing her address to the general assembly, Ms. Renfield called
Mindy over to talk with her one on one. “Any questions about your role here?”
“No.” Replied Mindy. She was always intimidated around Ms. Renfield.
“Okay. You’ll start off in front of the ticket takers. Greet the crowd, mingle,
have your picture taken, the usual. If you need water, there’s a concession
stand just inside the park, to the right. No more than five minutes at a
time. At noon, you’ll take lunch. You can remove your suit if you want. At
one you’re free to just wander the park. Be friendly and interact with the
park guests. Be sure to be back here at four for the parade. Got it?”
“Shelly, come here.” Ms. Renfield headed off in Shelly’s direction, presumably
to give her similar instructions.
Mindy, clad in a white tank top and shorts, stepped into her bear suit. She
zipped it up, and this time around, Jake was available to help her with the
head piece. “Thanks.” Came her muffled response to his actions.
“Don’t mention it.” Jake replied. He headed off to get ready for the first
Children’s Theater production. Mindy checked the clock. Fifteen minutes to
park opening. Already other performers were heading to their designated spots.
Mindy maneuvered to the water fountain, and found it surprisingly easy to
get a drink. After having her fill, she headed out to greet the park patrons.
The morning went well. After getting over her initial case of nerves, Mindy
began to really enjoy the role. She was very hot, though, and several times
had to break for water. By lunch, her bladder was almost full.
Back at the employee’s lounge, Mindy slipped out of her costume and headed
for the main concession stand at the middle of the park. She waited in line
and presented her meal ticket, got her pizza and coke, and sat down. She
was about to head for the restroom when she heard Jake’s voice behind her.
“Hey you, how’s it going?” He said as he sat down next to her.
“Fine. How are you?”
Jake rolled his eyes and groaned. “Well, the first performance went alright,
but during the second one, some kid got sick.”
Mindy smiled. “Seriously?”
“It was terrible. Right in the middle of my big entrance I hear, ‘Mommy I
don’t feel so good- BLAGH!’ Awful, man. Just awful.”
Both shared a good laugh, then Jake said, “So tell me about your morning.”
Mindy shrugged. “Not much to say, just getting used to being the dancing
They had been talking for a while, when Mindy spotted Ms. Renfield heading
“Shouldn’t you two be headed back to performing?” She glared at them.
“Why, what time is it?” Mindy asked.
“It’s one o’clock right now.” Ms. Renfield showed them her watch.
Jake stood up. “Sorry, we lost track of time.” He headed off for the Children’s
“And how about you?” Ms. Renfield turned an accusing eye to Mindy.
“I was just getting ready to go back out.” Mindy said. She scurried off towards
the lounge. She dressed quickly and rushed back outside to the park, passing
by Ms. Renfield on her way out.
Not long after, Mindy’s bladder began to ache. She cursed herself for not
dealing with it earlier. ‘Still,’ she thought, ‘I can hold out until after
As the day wore on, though, Mindy was not as certain that this would be the
case. The temperature got hotter, and Mindy had to make repeated trips to
the water fountains and concession stands for water. Each glass added to
Mindy’s misery, and the fact that she had to remain standing meant she had
no chance to relax. Soon, she was trying hard to keep her mind of her need
to pee. It was no use. Every time she passed by the girl’s room, she thought
of just one thing: how great a relief it would be to have an empty bladder.
“Mommy, mommy, I want a picture with the bear!” A small boy of no more than
five ran up to Mindy and hugged her firmly around the stomach. For a few
seconds, Mindy was sure she was going to lose it. She was able to maintain
just enough control on her bursting bladder to keep from wetting herself,
but it was too close for comfort.
Mindy tried to remain calm as the boy’s family snapped a picture and headed
off without even thanking her. Before he left the boy wanted to give her
one more hug. She leaned over, deciding the neck was a safer spot for him
to squeeze, but even bending over sent a stabbing pain through her abdomen.
Finally, it was just before four o’clock. ‘I’ll just be a little early for
the start of the parade.’ Mindy thought.
She raced back to the employee lounge, hoping to arrive before anyone else.
When she arrived, Shelly was already there. Without saying anything, Mindy
began to remove her mask. The padded mitts always made this difficult, but
Mindy was a bit stressed already, which only made matters worse. Every passing
second seemed like an eternity to her. After a few seconds, Mindy began to
“Need help?” Shelly asked.
“I really need to pee.” Mindy said. “This stupid mask hold the suit on. I
have to get it off or…” She trailed off, having finally released the back
straps. Mindy began to once again go to work on the front straps, the last
things trapping her in her furry prison.
“Let me help you.” Shelly said.
“No, I got it.” Mindy finished with the front straps. She went to remove
the mask, but to her surprise, it stayed in place. Mindy was shocked. She
moved her hands to front, checking to make sure the straps had truly been
removed. Mindy put her hands on the back straps, and was amazed to find them
firmly in place. Shelly started laughing.
“You bitch!” Mindy yelled, realizing what Shelly had done to ‘help’ her.
Mindy set to work on the back straps once again, and as she did so, Shelly
took the opportunity to fasten one of the front straps. Mindy used one hand
to unfasten the strap, the other to keep Shelly from doing any more damage.
All this while battling her bladder, which was ready to give at any moment.
Mindy threw off her mask and started to unzip her suit, when Shelly once
again began to interfere.
“Stop it, I’m going to pee my pants.” Mindy yelled, then pushed Shelly to
the ground. Shelly continued to laugh.
All at once, Mindy felt a warm rush from between her legs. She placed one
fuzzy hand between her legs, checking to see if what she was feeling was
really true. To her horror she stood paralyzed as her bladder slowly emptied
itself, flooding her underwear and running down her inner thighs. The fast-flowing
stream overwhelmed her shorts, and began to run like twin yellow rivers down
each leg of the bear suit. Through it all, Mindy was to stunned to speak.
She looked down in disbelief as a dark stain marred the light brown fur of
the bear suit. Apparently it was too much for the suit, too, as drops of
urine fell from the suit and collected in small puddles on the white tiles
between Mindy’s feet.
When it was all over, Mindy stood still, a pale figure in a soaking wet costume.
Shelly, long since silent in amazement of what was transpiring before her
eyes, was gripped with another attack of laughter. Still on the floor, she
rolled to one side and then the other, pointing at Mindy and laughing.
“You really did it!” She said. “You really wet your pants. I made you pee
Just then, the door behind them opened, and Mindy turned around just in time
to see Ms. Renfield, flanked by Jake, make her way through the door.
“That was really the best part-” She was saying to Jake. She stopped short
when she saw Mindy. “What in the hell?”
Mindy burst in to tears. “I’m so sorry.” She sobbed. “I meant to go at lunch,
but I was late back and…”
“Get off the floor Shelly.” Ms. Renfield yelled. She grabbed Mindy by the
arm and led the girl, still crying, to her office. “Wait here.” She commanded.
Outside, she got Shelly’s side of the story. Jake listened in awe as Shelly
told Ms. Renfield how Mindy had burst threw the door, complaining of having
to pee. “She threw of her mask and before she could get any farther, she
just started going.” Shelly stammered. “She just wet her pants right in front
“That’s enough.” Ms. Renfield said. “Jake, take over for me. You know the
parade route, you know the order we go in. I want you to lead it today. I
have other business to deal with.” Ms. Renfield made her way to the office.
There Mindy sat, wet in the crotch, cheeks stained with tears. Ms. Renfield
had pity for the poor girl, but was also furious.
“Do you know that that suit is dry-clean only? Do you know how much that
costs? It’s probably ruined! Nobody else will want to wear that now that
you’ve… you’ve… used it!”
“I’m so sorry.” Was all Mindy could offer.
“Sorry isn’t good enough.” Ms. Renfield was looking through the papers that
Mindy had signed when she received the costume. “Where is your liability
agreement?” She said.
“I didn’t sign one.” Mindy said.
“Jake didn’t have one. He said he’d have me sign it later.”
Ms. Renfield flew out the office door, and through the glass, Mindy watched
her interrogate Jake. He apparently confirmed Mindy’s story, and Ms. Renfield
and Jake returned to the office.
“I’m sorry Mindy. Without that liability agreement, I can’t hold you legally
responsible for the outfit. I didn’t want to have to do this, but in order
to recoup my losses from buying a new suit, I’m afraid I’m going to have
to let you go.”
Both Jake and Mindy were stunned. “Please, no, I’ll do anything!” Mindy said.
“That’s not fair. It’s not her fault, it’s mine. Fire me.” Jake said.
“You didn’t pee in the bear suit, she did.” Ms. Renfield answered.
“But I never gave her the form to sign. If she goes, I go.”
Ms. Renfield looked from Mindy to Jake, and back.
“I’ll do anything. Please don’t fire me.” Mindy repeated.
“Alright. I can’t afford to lose either of you. I’ll make you a deal.” Ms.
Renfield sat down. “Mindy, I will pay for this suit to be dry cleaned. I
will dock your wage and Jake’s wage to pay for the new suit.”
Mindy gave a weak smile. “Thank you.” She said. Jake nodded in agreement.
“In addition, seeing as we must… prevent any further, um, incidents… you
must wear diapers to work.” Ms. Renfield finished.
“What?” Mindy said, not quite sure if Ms. Renfield had actually said what
Mindy just heard.
“Adult diapers. Readily available to you, you must wear them to work. I can’t
afford you ruining any more suits.”
“But it was just once, it’s not an everyday occurrence.”
“Well, until you prove otherwise, that is a necessary part of this agreement.
Otherwise, I’ll have to let you go.”
“That’s fine.” Mindy said, crestfallen. “I’ll wear diapers.”
Jake suddenly felt more than a little uncomfortable. “I’ll just go attend
to the parade.”
“Don’t worry dear. I won’t hold it against you.” Ms. Renfield said. “You’re
free to clean up and go home. Leave the bear suit here. I just hope we can
have it cleaned by tomorrow.” With that, Ms. Renfield left the office.
Mindy waited until everyone had left to take part in the parade, then she
began to undress. The suit stuck to her legs, and her calves and inner thighs
tingled with a fierce itch. Mindy inspected herself in the mirror. Her shorts
still showed the tell-tale signs of her accident, and Mindy wasn’t looking
forward to the trip out through the park. She looked for something to tie
around her waist, but there was nothing. She gave up and decided to just
brave the crowds.
On her way through Water Works, Mindy moved quickly and kept her head down.
She concentrated on the feet of the passers-by, but she could still see a
few amused looks cast her way, and once or twice heard a teenager snicker
or young child comment on her condition. Finally, she was out of the park
and to her car. She drove home in silence, not bothering to turn on the radio.
Arriving home, Mindy headed straight to her room. She didn’t have the heart
to explain what had happened to her parents. Mindy moped around the house,
unsure if she really wanted to go through with her part of the bargain. Diapers
were embarrassing, and what would the other employees think of her? On the
other hand, it was good pay, an overall fun job, and where she definitely
didn’t want to go back to fast food.
Mindy still hadn’t made up her mind when she heard the doorbell ring. She
checked the clock. ‘Who would be coming over at nine at night?’ She thought.
Downstairs, she heard a familiar voice. She ran to the top of the stairs
and was surprised to see-
“Jake!” Mindy shouted, and ran to meet him.
“Aren’t you going to introduce me?” Her father, who was still holding the
door open, said.
“Dad, this is Jake, a friend from work. Jake, meet my father.”
“Nice to meet you.” Jake said as he shook Mindy’s father’s hand.
“Come upstairs, let’s talk.” Mindy took Jake by the hand and walked him to
“I felt bad about what happened today. You don’t have to wear diapers if
you don’t want.” Jake said.
Mindy’s heart soared. “Really? Did you get Ms. Renfield to agree to that?”
“No. But you know, she’s not the only job in town.”
“Yeah, but Jake, that’s my job.” Mindy slouched on her bed. “I’m willing
to do what’s necessary to keep it.”
Jake sat next to her. “So, it’s diapers then, huh.”
“Do you have them already?” Jake said.
“What?” Mindy was insulted. “No, I don’t need them. I don’t just keep them
around in case I screw up and pee my pants. I told you- it’s not an everyday
“No, I know, I believe you.” Said Jake, trying to calm her down. “Well, how
will you get some? You have to have them by tomorrow.”
Mindy groaned and fell back on her bed. “I guess I’ll have to go the store
tonight. God, that’s going to be so embarrassing.”
Jake put his hand on her knee. “C’mon, let’s go.” He smiled at her. “I’ll
take you. If anyone asks, we’re getting them for your grandmother.”
Mindy sat up and smiled. “You’re on.”
Together they left for the store. They took Jake’s car, a blue Subaru. Once
inside the store, they located the isle they needed and surveyed their choices.
They settled on some white disposables, size medium.
“One package or two?” Jake joked.
“Watch it, mister.” Mindy warned.
They laughed, and Jake reached for the package. As he did, Mindy reached
her hand out, but not for the diapers. She took hold of his hand and they
walked to the counter, hands clasped together. Mindy paid the cashier, who
didn’t seem to think anything of their purchase, and they left the store.
They arrived back at Mindy’s home, and Mindy opened her front door quietly
and stuck her head in. She glanced around and made sure the coast was clear.
The duo went quickly upstairs without incident, and Mindy stuffed the diapers
beneath her bed.
“Thanks.” She said, holding Jake’s hand in hers.
“Yeah, okay. Well, see you tomorrow?” Mindy said in a hopeful tone.
“Of course you will. Bright and early.” Jake shut the door behind him.
“And diapered.” She finished, in a much more defeated voice.
Mindy had a rough night. She was unable to sleep as she was too busy thinking
of what the next day held in store for her. Would people laugh? Would they
even notice? Mindy began to worry. Finally, at around two in the morning,
her tired eyes closed and she got to sleep.
In her dream, Mindy wandered the park, almost naked. The only article of
clothing she wore was a huge white disposable diaper. Everyone was laughing
at her, teasing her, but Ms. Renfield ordered her to continue walking the
park. Throughout it all, Mindy persistently wet her diaper. By the end of
her dream, Mindy’s once-white garment was bloated, wet, and stained. It ballooned
out, straining at the tapes from Mindy’s wetting. Shelly was there, laughing
the loudest. Finally, she saw Jake. She tried to run to him, but with her
soiled diaper, the best she could do was waddle. She slowly made her way
to him, but when she got there, Jake pushed her away.
“Stupid baby.” She heard him say. Mindy fell to the ground in a heap, crying
and defeated. The crowd gathered around her, as once more she felt her diaper
grow warm and wet. ‘She’s peeing her diaper again!’ She could hear Shelly
say. But this time, the feeling seemed much more real.
Mindy awoke to the familiar feeling of warmth spreading over her legs. She
sat up and threw off her blanket. Even as she watched, a dark stain spread
over her sheet. It clung like a wet rag to her legs, and revealed the wet
pajamas beneath. Finally Mindy finished going, and she sat for a few minutes
in her wet bed, unable to believe what had just taken place.
‘What’s happening to me?’ She asked. “Maybe I really do need diapers.” She
said to herself. That set off a trigger inside her, and she began to cry.
This woke her mother up, who opened the door to find her college-bound daughter
sitting in a wet bed crying to herself.
“Don’t worry, honey.” Her mother said, hugging Mindy and trying to console
her. “Everybody has accidents.” Mindy was paying no attention. She was too
busy crying. Mindy’s mom ran her fingers through her daughter’s hair and
continued to try to calm her down.
Once Mindy stopped crying, her mother helped her to the bathroom, where Mindy
showered and cleaned up. Mindy returned to her room to find her mother had
changed her bed for her. She climbed beneath the fresh sheets and blankets
and quickly fell into a dreamless sleep.
The following morning, Mindy’s mother woke her. “You’re going to be late,
dear.” She said. She shook her sleepy daughter once more and Mindy responded.
“I’m up. I’ll be down in a minute.” Mindy stood and stretched. She had hoped
the wetting was just a bad dream, but seeing the fresh sheets and new pajamas,
Mindy knew it was not. She laid out her clothes, jean shorts and a t-shirt,
and then reached beneath her bed. She pulled out the package of diapers.
After checking to ensure her door was shut, Mindy carefully opened the bag.
The smell of the disposable diapers filled the room. It was not altogether
unpleasant, but it also wasn’t very comforting to Mindy.
Mindy pulled a diaper from the bag. She held it in her hands, and turned
it over several times. The white plastic lining felt cold beneath her fingers,
and Mindy was sure she’d never get used to such a bulky, intrusive garment.
She opened it up and laid it on her floor. Mindy removed her pajama bottoms
and sat down with the diaper between her legs. She laid back and pulled the
front of the diaper snug. With little difficulty, Mindy fastened the tapes.
‘Just like when I used to baby-sit.’ She thought. Mindy grimaced as the image
of her as an eighteen-year old being babysat and having her diapers changed
came to mind. She stood up and looked at herself in the mirror.
Looming beneath the pajama top was the puffy white diaper. Mindy looked herself
over, first from the front, then the side, then she turned to look at the
back. This was where the diaper was most noticeable. It clung to her hips
and thighs in much the same way her underwear would, but it was thicker and
the plastic outer shell moved and crinkled with each motion. Mindy could
feel the diaper bunch up in between her legs. She’d have to get used to the
Unable to look at the diaper any longer, Mindy pulled her shorts on. They
were baggier and helped to muffle the noise the diaper made. She threw her
bra and shirt on and looked at herself once more. The baggy clothes helped
mask the diaper, but not entirely. ‘Hopefully no one will be looking that
hard.’ Mindy thought.
She headed downstairs for the door. Mindy wanted to avoid her mother at all
costs, especially after what happened last night. She wasn’t too keen on
her mother discovering her diapers, either. Unfortunately, her mother cut
her off. “How are you feeling this morning.” She said, standing between Mindy
and the front door.
“Not bad.” Mindy replied.
Her mother gave her a piteous look. “Do you want to talk about anything?”
Mindy brushed by her mother and grabbed her car keys. “No, I don’t.” She
said shortly, hoping to end the conversation.
“If you want to talk, I’m here.” Mindy’s mother said as Mindy headed out
As Mindy drove to work, she thought about the whole situation. The diapers
weighed heavily on her mind. She hadn’t brought any extras, as she didn’t
plan on using the one she was wearing. She felt angry at Ms. Renfield for
suggesting that she needed them, but at the same time she was grateful she
still had the job. Mindy was also glad that Jake was understanding and didn’t
laugh at her. Shelly was her only concern. Would she tell the others what
had happened? Mindy practiced keeping a straight face and not blushing while
denying that she’d wet her pants. She stared into the rear-view mirror at
stoplights and said aloud, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve
never done that. You’re lying.”
Mindy was never a very good liar, but with this she was downright unconvincing.
She looked down at her crotch and stared at her jeans, the diaper bunching
up between her legs, and felt a hollowness in the pit of her stomach. Today
was going to be a long day.
Mindy parked her car and walked carefully to the employee lounge. The diaper
was barely noticeable, and most of the others were conversing when Mindy
walked in the door, making it even harder to hear it. Still, Mindy was not
convinced. She stood by herself in the corner, trying to keep a low profile.
Finally Ralph walked over to her.
“Hey, what’s up.” He said.
Mindy tried to play it cool, and responded with a simple, “Nothing.”
“So, I heard about the whole bear suit thing yesterday.” Ralph said.
Mindy swallowed hard. Her throat had suddenly become dry as a desert, and
her voice almost cracked as she said, “R-Really?”
“Yeah, that sucks. Sorry it had to happen on your first day.”
Mindy was a little confused. “It happens often?” She said. She hoped he wouldn’t
go into too much detail, but if she wasn’t the first person who’d wet themselves,
she’d feel much better.