This week, the #100word challenge is: Paper. You can play along by clicking that link, checking out the instructions, writing on your blog and then signing up with Mr. Linky over on Thin Spiral Notebook.
Jesse held her breath. She never knew what to expect when she arrived home after school. Sometimes her mom would be making dinner while other times, she’d be passed out on the couch with an empty bottle on her chest and HGTV on television. Dinners were becoming less frequent. Empty bottles, the norm.
Jesse couldn’t remember what life was like before her dad left but photos, faded the way paper sometimes does, painted a different story than the one she was living now. She couldn’t miss what she didn’t remember but life looked a whole lot better on glossy paper.