Z is for Zealous #AtoZchallenge #amwriting

What a month! Yay! My first A to Z challenge completed. Thanks to all of you who read my stories and gave me feedback–your encouragement really helped! It was interesting coming up with new flash pieces every day, but really fulfilling and I hope you had some enjoyment reading the stories. Is it too early to start thinking about next year’s theme? 🙂


When I wasn’t looking, my sister, Theresa, became a zealot. Once close, we used to talk about everything but these days she always asks, “You still a liberal atheist?”–which sounds like her asking me if I kick puppies and steal old ladies’ purses.

Once I answered with “guilty as charged.” She informed me I was guilty of sanctimonious enabling. Now I’m careful with my responses.

“I’m homeschooling my kids,” she announces as we set the Thanksgiving table.


“Public school fills their heads with ideas.”

I wait, expecting her ironic laugh, which doesn’t come. “Can’t have that.”


end 4/30/2017

S. Darlington


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