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Friday, May 6

Birth Order

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challengehosted by Velvet Verbosity. The 100 Word Challenge is an exercise in which we write exactly 100 words in response to the weekly prompt word. Click the link to read the other entries–good stuff over there! 

This week's prompt was "family". 

I was always good, completely easy, straight A's in school, home by curfew. 
Never dated, partied or went to dances. Attended every church youth event. Worst I ever did was mouth off.

Meanwhile, my younger brother smoked, drank, and had an out of control temper. Especially toward my mother.He consistently skipped school and dropped out at 17.

He got a car when he was 13.  
Me? I was licensed, 16, no car of my own.

Yes, he was the golden boy, still is.
Now? He's “reformed” and in church. 
Me? I'm an athiest. 

Family. Who can figure it out?


  1. Family... can't live with them, can't sell them. Very poignant 100 words.

  2. wow, parallel lives. I was the good one, my sister was...the not good one. guess who my parents pay more attention to?

    awesome 100 Tin

  3. Lol. "Family. Who can figure it out?" So very true. :)