Late Realization

Sam completed his homework as his sister waited patiently with her Math problems. After helping her, Sam organized the table for the primary school students he tutored. He could hear his mom typing away in the next room. She was also training to be a Montessori teacher. Sam thought about their lives a year ago. His mother spent all her time on TV soaps while Sam and his sister fought over petty video games. His father, the sole breadwinner, labored until he fell sick with Covid. Now Sam wished his father had been around to see his ‘responsible’ family.

This was written for Charli’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. The prompt this week is to write a story that takes place a year later.

22 thoughts on “Late Realization

  1. I always try and read some good news stories everyday. So many have overcome challenges. And even those who have not dealt directly with Covid – some excellent contributions have been made by those who can make them.

    The road is long… and perhaps winding… hopefully we can see the light at the end of the tunnel brighten.

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