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“It’s simple,” she said to her son, sitting in front of the game board. The illustrious patterns of criss-crossing lines across the board until his mother’s chest—they were laying down, heads first, with their feet in the air at an altitude high enough for the clouds—hypnotized him as he watched her place down her word. He picked seven letters from the silky bag as he was told.

“A-P-O-L-V-Q-blank?” He muttered under his breath. “What is this blank?” he asked his mother quietly.

“The blank is you,” she beamed. “You can be anything you want to be.”





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TotheSea said...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm
I really like your writing.  You have some great, very deep ideas.
 
jasont727 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm
Wow, thank you! This is such a nice comment--I'm so glad that you think so!
 
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