The Middle-Aged Huerfano

 

This week’s prompts for the Shapeshifting 13 writing challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press are the words orphan and inherent. Exactly 39 words.

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Mom died the semester before I was to graduate
from University.

Somehow, she’d persuaded me to walk–so inherently proud of
my accomplishments

Yes, well.

eventually,

my diploma came in the mail.

innocuously,

anonymously,

and befitting

the orphan

i’d become.

--Agnes Varga
–Agnes Varga

4 Comments Add yours

  1. joetwo says:

    Interesting ending. Are you implying a deep sadness on her part? No appreciation of accomplishment?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, joetwo. After her other died, nothing seemed to mean much anymore. When suddenly you are nobody’s daughter, everything changes, even the most inconsequential things.

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  2. Danny James says:

    I like the flow of those 39 words.

    DJ

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    1. Thanks so much, DJ!

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