Two weeks after Mikey's accident, Tiffany's soccer coach pulled her aside to say she had been picked for an all-star team. The all-star coach would be contacting her parents about a trip to Florida to play in an elite tournament. Tiffany was shocked, thrilled, then worried.
When Tiffany got home, she told her mother. "That's great!" her mother said. "Wait, why don't you look happier about this?"
"I feel bad about telling dad how good things are going for me when his life sucks. It's like I'm rubbing it in."
Sheila pulled her close and said, "You are going to Florida. I grew up with an alcoholic. You can't live your life around their ups and downs. Life is too short not to enjoy the good things you've earned. Besides, your father has nobody but himself to blame. Don't sacrifice your joy because of his mistakes."
Today I'll enjoy life's rewards.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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