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Crystal says: More up to date Cinderella. Evil step sister feel. Suspense added in. Great story. Loved the use of the prompt.
Barbe Crabtree | @ComeOnPeopl
Crystal says: I felt for this mom with a daughter who played travel soccer wondering how to pay for it. Great use of the prompt and a wonderful ending.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Crystal says: Loved how they used the prompt. Who doesn't love a Russian Accent haha. Great story.
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Crystal says: loved his story would like to read what more he could do with it. Get use of the prompt.
There are some lessons you wish you didn’t have to learn. Trouble is, they smack you in the face before you even have a chance to duck.
Not that ducking would lessen the impact.
The Cullingers had a fine house. Bigger than ours. And two cars, back in the day when most families in our town hardly had one.
Mrs. Cullinger was a sharp looking woman. My thirteen-year-old brain was taken by her. She was like June Cleaver but fancier.
They’d been on my route for six months. Had a couple of kids, rug rats. And maybe a maid. My mother thought they must have had a maid. “Don’t see that one risking her nails on changing diapers,” my mom said even though she’s barely caught a glimpse of Louise…Mrs. Cullinger once said to…”Call me, Louise, please…” but I never could…to her face.
So life was bumping along tickety boo until that August when I came collecting for the July paper delivery of the Daily Free Press.
Louise Cullinger came to the door and she looked different, like she hadn’t slept well, like today should never have happened.
“Ah Lenny, it’s over…” she said like the world had suddenly ended the way it does in giant monster movies.
I just stood there like one of those goobers who get swallowed by Godzilla.
“We’re broke. He left. Nothing. It’s just too bad there is no money for you. You deserve to be paid.”
Yeah, I thought. I did.
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