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.


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.


my diploma came in the mail.



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.


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    1. Thanks so much, DJ!


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