Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week. Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun and/or read the other stories. Fictioneers are encouraged to write a 100 word story, with a beginning, middle and end. Thank you to Sandra Crook, for this week’s photo. I love Janet Webb’s thoughtful new clip art of the “the Rules.”
I try to read most of the stories each week, and apologize if I’ve missed yours. This week I’ll be gone for my son’s graduation from college, and may have trouble getting on-line, to read. I am grateful to everyone who stops by Tales From the Motherland; I always welcome constructive feedback.
Big thank you to Alicia Jamtas, who noticed that I posted my story on my blog yesterday, but did not it to InLinkz! Arrgh! I do this far too often. Thanks Alicia!
“Honey, what’s the matter.”
“Nothing, Mom.” Jenny stared at her bedroom wall.
“Maybe I can help?”
Her mother reached over and stroked her hair.
“I’m so tired of trying to fit in at school–“
Her tears came quickly.
“The other girls are thin and pretty, and know how to talk to boys. I’m boring– nobody really wants to talk about photography!”
“You’re smart, pretty, and talented. That doesn’t feel like enough now, but it will in a few short years; trust me.”
“That seems really far off, Mom. Right now it feels like I’m always going against the flow.”
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