Sunday, February 15, 2015

Drabble #69

My aunt Cora puts a lock on her bedroom door every time she gets ready to leave for church. It’s true: she doesn’t live in a very safe neighborhood. You can tell by the number of times she's had her car jacked (four) and how often she heard police sirens every day (very). When I was little, full of childish naiveté, I asked her why she locked her door so securely. She looked at me, almost amused, and then crouched down to whisper in my ear: “Because I’m afraid your uncle is going to steal my money.”

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