Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bo Shorts

Not so short that it would show anything off it she bent over... but there's a short story over at Mysterical-E in their Fall issue.

The story is "Family Affairs of Adult Children." It comes in just under 9k, so make sure you have time to finish.

No matter how old we get, we're still our parent's kids. For better or for worse.

Sometimes it's interesting to muse over the ways my own parents have affected me-- directly, indirectly, intentionally, or perhaps even unintentionally.

One example: being late. My folks are always late-- always have been-- to everything. Now that I am in control of my own car and schedule and such, I am always early. Always.

I live about twenty minutes from the school where I teach. I leave 40 minutes before I have to get there-- incase of traffic or other such unexpected delays. Usually, I get there with twenty minutes before class starts. Better that than being late-- at least for a quiet mouse like myself.


pattinase (abbott) said...

We are always early, always, and so are my parents. So I guess it can go either way.

David Cranmer said...

I enjoyed Family Affairs of Adult Children. Excellent dialogue!