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? ๐Ÿ™‚


When I wasnโ€™t looking, my sister, Theresa, became a zealot. Once close, we used to talk about everything but these days she always asks, โ€œYou still a liberal atheist?โ€–which sounds like her asking me if I kick puppies and steal old ladiesโ€™ purses.

Once I answered with โ€œguilty as charged.โ€ She informed me I was guilty of sanctimonious enabling. Now Iโ€™m careful with my responses.

โ€œIโ€™m homeschooling my kids,โ€ she announces as we set the Thanksgiving table.


โ€œPublic school fills their heads with ideas.โ€

I wait, expecting her ironic laugh, which doesnโ€™t come. โ€œCanโ€™t have that.โ€


end 4/30/2017

S. Darlington


4 replies »

  1. Congratulations for completing te A to Z Challenge. It was a very interesting month, meeting many new writers I enjoyed it. Have a nice week.

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