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#JusJoJan the 26th/23 – Family


Our prompt word for January 26th is “family.” Thanks so much, J-Dub, for the wonderful prompt!

When I was growing up, I always wished for a bigger family. For brothers and sisters. But I never got them. I used to envy my friends their siblings. I imagined idyllic friendships between them. Constant happy companionship. Ah, but I was an only child and knew only what I saw when I was playing with them. They were either getting along or avoiding each other, for the most part.

And I still have a hard time imagining it. When I write a story with siblings, they either get along famously or avoid each other. Yeah, I have three kids. But they’re atypical, two of them being disabled.

*sigh* I’ll never understand. If only I’d had brothers and sisters.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

7 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 26th/23 – Family

  1. I craved siblings, too, which is weird, since I had plenty of cousins and God knows we seldom got long without squabbling!


  2. When you have the avoiding relationship you wonder what it is like to be close. I always envied my friend and her sister, 3 years apart & best friends. Their bond is a sight to behold.


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