#SOL18 – WIP Chapter 20

Testing the invisibility waters.

Seems like things are better.

Then, for the holidays, my brother and sister get cards from my uncle, who we haven’t seen in as long as I can remember.

Days, then weeks go by and my card never arrives.

Eventually, my dad calls his brother.

“We just wanted to let you know that Jack’s card never arrived, in case you needed to cancel the check.”

“Jack? Oh, yeah. I didn’t send one to him. I forgot. Whoops!”

The test earned an A+.

6 thoughts on “#SOL18 – WIP Chapter 20

  1. Oh, so sad! Short but powerful post today, Aileen. His uncle should have told a white lie instead of saying he forgot about Jack. Clever about the A+ grade for invisibility – but my heart ached for Jack. Holiday cards from relatives are important. Love how you have mastered Jack’s voice – so believable!

  2. I laughed out loud with the last line. The fact that Jack uses figurative language to describe his annoyance and frustration is brilliant. He really does fit the middle-child mold well!

  3. How sad. Just when things seemed to be picking up for Jack this stone wall appears. How can an uncle forget how many nieces and nephews he has?

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