31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: Everything You Love Will Be Taken From You Tomorrow

Randee Dawn
Oct 5 · 1 min read
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Ugh, my sister Stef.

Two perfect kids. West Elm-decorated McMansion. Stay-at-home husband. She’s the breadwinner. And never without a perky passive-aggressive comment for me.

“Fired again, Astrid? Aw. I hear McDonald’s is hiring!”

“Eviction stinks, Asty, but there’s always space in the laundry room for you.”

On her kitchen wall is a needlepoint: “What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

So I stitched my own and hung it up: “What would you attempt even if you knew you could not succeed?”

Grinning, I grabbed a carving knife and shovel and headed to Stef’s to find out.

Day 5 of 31: 100-word Drabbles.

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