Mom should leave him; he’d like me better if I was far away; like my half-sister is.

I got first prize in the art competition.
He said Your sister got a distinction in Maths.
Mom replied For God’s sake shut up!

My stomach hurts today; Teacher’s chosen me to play the piano on the stage.



43 thoughts on “FRIDAY FLASH 55: SECOND BEST

  1. Oww.. it’s all so complicated, isn’t it? Or do we just make it that way?
    Who’s to explain it to kids?!
    Who’s to make the parents understand?!

    Ahh.. a tight 55, Cin!

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  3. Cindy…
    This was a PERFECT example of Flash Fiction 55!!
    Terrific contribution today…as always.
    I’ve felt like that before…
    You Rock The World Baby…
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

  4. Compelling post, Cin.

    Captures the angst of children who are not loved unconditionally with spot on accuracy. Adults should know better, and often do not. : (

  5. There are so many sad variations on this theme outside of fiction…

    btw – may we use any of yours in Writers’ Club on Letterdash? It has been revived and is currently on a Flash Fiction kick, as well as a Blog of Note.

  6. Great 55! That last line seems to echo as if that kid has nobody to talk to about the nervousness of having to play piano in front of an audience. Excellent build up for that conclusion in few words!

  7. Sad, but too often true. When there are three children, though, it often seems like the middle child, who may get the least attention, grows up to be the most stable.

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