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MADELEINE'S LIFE

A Short Story


Published by E. Miranda Hernandez at Smashwords.com


Copyright 2010 E. Miranda Hernandez

Original Copyright 2007

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.




My mom is a sore loser. We heard about these family game nights on TV, and decided to give it a try, but Mom hates it when I spend my dominoes before she’s through, and we invariably end up shoving everything into a box before anyone reaches 500 points. We even tried this fancy game called Mexican Train, but she’s not too good at that one either, and Mike or I always win.

Mike thinks it’s funny when Mom gets that frustrated look on her face and says the game is rigged, but I just feel sorry for her. Things haven’t been the same since Dad died, and she’s been doing her best to pull us together. Sometimes I would suspect her of letting us win, but Mike says you can’t fake those tears. Mom says she isn’t crying, but I can tell.

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