Monday, April 16, 2018

A to Z Challenge -The Letter N - Never Never Land or Nancy

I am participating in the “April Blogging From A to Z Challenge” for 2018.  Except for Sundays, but starting with Sunday April 1, I will be writing a post each day in April.  Working through the alphabet, by the end of the challenge I will have posted 26 writings.  

Never Never Land

“I’m never going to do that!” exclaimed Nancy.   
“Never say never, Nan” advised Olivia.
Nancy bristled at her sister’s bossy tone. 
Olivia was four years older than Nan.  She was about 4 inches taller than Nan too.  She cared for Nan, not only as an older sister but almost more like a mother. 
After Olivia and Nan’s father died, their mother had to take on a second job to support them.  
They even had to move to another part of town to a smaller house.   Nancy was 12 and Olivia 16.  
When their mother would leave for her nighttime job as a waitress at the Town Diner, she would always say, “Olivia, make sure you take good care of your sister.”
Olivia was at the sink washing up the last of the dinner dishes.   Her fine blond hair was loosely tied  behind her head with a pink scrunchy.  She kept blowing at the wisps which fell over her eyes. 
Nancy was standing next to Olivia grabbing the next plate to dry.  
Although Nancy's hair wasn’t as light as Olivia’s and her eyes weren’t as blue, you could tell they were sisters.  
Nancy had been telling Olivia about a girl at school.  
“Liv, she and her mother were found sleeping in their car in the parking lot at Big Mart,” Nancy said incredulously.
“All the girls make fun of her,” said Nancy.  
“Surely not you?” asked Olivia, as she looked over at her sister. 
 Nancy, blushed and turned her face away. 
“Nancy, said Olivia in a more gentle tone, you never know what life has in store for you.” 
Olivia’s cell phone began to play her  “I Believe I Can Fly” ringtone. 
She grabbed the towel to dry off her hands as Nan handed her the phone. 
She recognized the number as the Town Diner’s.
A thousand thoughts ran through both of the girl’s minds.  
Why would someone from the diner be calling?  Maybe mom forgot to charge her phone.  Yes, that had to be it.  
Though neither sister said it out loud, they both had the same frightening thought. 
It had been that phone call from their Dad’s work that instantaneously changed all of their lives. 
The sister’s both held their breath as Olivia said, “Hello?” 



  1. Hari OM I, too, hold my breath... YAM xx

  2. Oh crap. That's not what they need right now.

  3. Eeeek....

    Donna B McNicol, author & traveler
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