|Mama's House (standard:drama, 340 words)|
|Author: Otoshi Tsunami||Added: Sep 20 2000||Views/Reads: 2351/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A young girl's first person account of the burning of her mother's house.|
Mama's House by Otoshi Tsunami When Mama's house burned down, she told us to get the cats, for she'd be waitin outside. I found two cats that was already dead, and one more that didn't die till the next day. Briggy and Samuel went upstairs to the room where some of the cats went to shit to find the mamma cats and the kittens, and never came back down . At Briggy and Samuel's funeral Mama said that it was her fault for havin so many cats, and for worryin so about them. Everyone agreed. The day after the funeral, Mama and me left the motel that we'd been stayin at, and went to move in with my aunt Susan and her two boys, Bobby and George. When we got to aunt Susan's house, we stood on the doorstep with our one bag, and our one cat for a long time waitin for aunt Susan to come to the door. When she finally did come to the door, she just stood there and looked mean, like a dog or somethin. Then finally she said, do you think you can just come here and expect me to take you in? And Mama said, I do. Bobby and George were lookin at me from behind their mama's legs, and makin faces at me. When I made some faces back, my mama hit me on the head. Aunt Susan said, I'll take the girl, but you're not comin into this house after you burned your own to the ground. It was your own fault, what with you smokin those cursed Monarchs all the time! You've been doin it since we was in school, and I never could stand the smell of it! Mama said she wished she never had a sister. Aunt Susan looked at me and said, come on in May, you can sleep in with the boys, seein as you're all only eight or nine, and we've only got the one bedroom as it is. I never saw my mama again. Tweet
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