Sunday, June 17, 2007
New Beginning 295
“Mom, there’s nothing to do in this tiny town,” I said for the third time that day. I plopped my head in my hands and stared as Mom chopped up vegetables for dinner. I let out a long, loud sigh.
Mom didn’t even look up. She decapitated the celery stalks in one quick thunk and said, “Christopher, there’s a lot to do in Midfield. Even more now than when I grew up here. You just have to look around.”
“But Mommm. This town is so smalll. And I don’t know aaanybodyyy.”
She paused from mutilating a helpless pile of carrots and looked up. It was working! She had that same worried look on her face as she did last month when I ate eight pieces of fried chicken and threw up all night. Maybe now she’d let us move back to the city.
"Christopher," Mom said wearily. "Do you remember your sister, Sadie? No, of course you don't, you would have been too young."
"I have a sister?"
"She used to talk a lot, just like you. It was 'Mommmm' this and 'Mommmm' that."
"How come I didn't know--"
"The last thing I remember her saying was, 'Helllppp! Agghhhhhh!' as I chopped her up, just like this eggplant." She sliced the eggplant in half with one stroke for emphasis.
"Go play, honey. Dinner'll be ready soon."
Opening: Spooge26.....Continuation: Pacatrue