Tag: aunt

  • Winter Hideout

    PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson  I knew I was finally home when I saw the lights. I only saw the lights because I had finally had the courage to confront my past. And the first way I knew how to confront my past was to come back where all the drama started. I knew my…

  • Wrong Direction

    I knew we were going in the wrong direction the moment we left the house. And I knew it meant I would never see my childhood home again. My aunt was kidnapping me and I hadn’t decided whether or not I was happy about it. Yet. I was old enough to know what was happening,…

  • The Final Streetlight

    “Do you think he’s okay?” I whispered as my cousin and I watched Tyler slowly trudge down the middle of the street.  The darkness made him difficult to see, but with the streetlights we could barely make out his outline. I didn’t want Tyler to leave, but I knew his life would be safer and…

  • The Stranger

    “I always knew I was a little bit different than everyone, but I never really wanted to admit it.  I wanted to blend in with the crowd.  I wanted to be a part of the team.  I don’t know why it’s so hard.”  I looked up to see my aunt checking her watch.  “I thought…

  • The Ultimate Sin

    “That would be considered the ultimate sin.  You won’t be able to recover from something like this.  My suggestion is you don’t go through with any part of this plan.”  My aunt continued talking, but never turned to face me.  I wanted to pound my head on the table, but knew the lecture would only…

  • Filmmaking

    “You want to do what with your life?  And go where?”  I listened to my aunt’s voice get louder with each word.  I know my mother was most likely on the other end telling her only sister she was going back to school. Going back to school with two kids at home and no support…

  • Camping Out

    “He always told me he never had a hero.  Never knew anyone who he could look up to on a regular basis.”  I listened to the talk show host halfheartedly.  I didn’t want to be staying with my aunt and uncle, but it was too late.  Once I was inside there was no going back. …

  • Our House

    “They’ll probably come over to our house after.  Wouldn’t you think?”  I tried to keep the excitement out of my voice as I talked to my father.  I knew that if he knew I was excited, he wouldn’t invite Alan and Nick over.  Much less have them eat or spend the night.  “Yeah that might be…

  • Bagel Bites

    “I have always believed in the power of prayer.” I overheard my aunt on the phone and almost spit out my dinner.  Not that it would have mattered too much since I wasn’t a fan of Bagel Bites, but they were currently the only thing to eat in the entire house.  My aunt was notorious for refusing to…

  • What it Takes

    “She doesn’t have what it takes.  Just look at what she’s wearing.  She’ll never make it through the first day.”  Suzette leaned back in her chair and watched the new English teacher set her bag down onto her desk.  She was the third one we’ve had this year and we weren’t even through the fall semester.  Suzette…