Life and Times of a Mommy(:

Ten Years Later

on May 17, 2013

Elanor looked out at the waves rolling in. Her back porch was only about a hundred years from the beach. Watching the waves roll in with a cup of coffee in her hands was her favorite activity. Except for today. Today was not a happy day. She had just received a phone call from her sister. Her mother had died. She needed to go back to her home town.

Today was the day she had dreaded since she moved from that wretched little small town in BFE. She hadn’t been there for her dad’s funeral. Why would she? Her mother and sister had been perfectly capable of handling those arrangements. But now, all that was left was her and her sister, Andrea. Now she would have to go back and face the whole town.

When she moved to California, Elanor vowed to never be that girl everyone mad fun of again. She grew out the short brown scruff to a long flowing mane of chestnut colored hair. She lost about 50 pounds and ditched the dorky glasses. Her acne cleared up with a little help from a prescription medicine. She wasn’t that short, pudgy girl from high school. She was a successful writer and photographer. She had made it out of that crap town, went to college, and made something of herself. But now, Elanor had to go back. Go back and see those people who ridiculed and humiliated here. She’d proven all of them wrong and she was going to go to her mother’s funeral with her head held high and show all of those people just how far she had come.

This is a follow up post to this post. I said I would write more and I did. Sorry it took so long!! This piece feels very repetitive to me so feel free to give some constructive criticism!!


4 responses to “Ten Years Later

  1. Karen says:

    This short piece makes me more curious about why Elinor didn’t go to her dad’s funeral than I am about her current fear of returning to her home town for her mother’s service. It raises interesting questions about the relationships Elinor has/had with her family members, and what about *those* relationships kept her away from her family for so long.

    • xdanigirl says:

      I plan on writing more and explaining it all I promise!! Just keep checking back!! This was written in about 20 minutes while I was bored at work the other day. So it needs a little tweaking. But more is coming!

  2. This is a great snapshot of this character. Like Karen, I’d be interesting in learning more details about the family relationship. Keep on writing!

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