Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Big Sister"

By Michael Seese

I've missed the past few weeks of Flash Friday. As I've said before, sometimes the photo prompt doesn't resonate. But this one did.


Here is "Big Sister."

Melissa always wanted whatever her big sister had.

Melissa, leave my dolls alone!”

When Grace won a goldfish at the state fair, Melissa cried until she got one. When Grace started ballet lessons, Melissa tagged along, even though she invariably would tumble from the balance beam.

Melissa, stop listening to my CDs!”

When Grace took tennis lessons, Melissa whacked balls off the garage door for hours on end. When Grace got a cell phone for her birthday, Melissa fashioned one from a single-serving cereal box and lounged on her bed, gabbing and twirling her hair around her finger.

Melissa, stop taking my clothes!”

When Grace earned her driver’s license, Melissa borrowed the neighbor’s car and wrapped it around a tree. When Grace began dating Ryan, the most popular senior in school, Melissa offered the boy her virginity.

And when Grace had her first baby…

Mel! What are you doing with that gun!”

Melissa always wanted whatever her big sister had.

Kind of dark,huh? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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