Thursday, December 1, 2016

First Drafts: A Literary Social- 15 November 2016

Ellen Plumb's prides itself in showcasing local writers and spreading literacy throughout our wonderful community. Each week we create prompts to engage the community in different forms of writing, allowing writers to practice their skills in a fun, encouraging environment. Here are our submissions for this week's journaling prompt.

Journaling Prompt: 
What new tidbits of personality, relationship, or gossip have you learned at recent family gatherings?

Deep Thoughts: Family Edition
By Becca Resner

Quite recently, my family has decided to upgrade, by purchasing various houses. Firstly, so you understand, “my family” includes siblings and cousins. We’re not collectors or landlords either. My aunt, bless her, has taken her upon herself to initiate a running commentary of the new dwellings.
Her oldest son has a huge house now, a “doctor house” as she claims. He’s a doctor after all, so why not? Her middle son also purchased a house. Not to be outdone, so did her youngest son… At least, I think he did.
In comparison, my brother and his wife bought a new house recently. It is bigger than the old one and in a better area of the city; I’ve only seen pictures so far. My sister also bought a house (hers is the most recent purchase). She did it out of economy though: her in-laws are going to be living with her and her family.

My other brother, not to be outdone, has a new son. That has nothing to do with houses or buying houses. But, in my book, the baby wins.

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