Monday, July 22, 2013

SJ Maylee Week 57: Mission of Distraction

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SJ Maylee’s’ Choice: Both

Title: Mission of Distraction

Kira was running out of ideas. She thought for sure her sister would be home by the time they’d finished making candy apples. Now, the girls were almost finished eating the second batch and there was still no sign of Alma. Thankfully, her nieces hadn’t noticed how long their mom had been gone.

A car turned onto the street, but she didn’t recognize the car. She turned back around and the girls were laughing at something.

“Can’t you ever find paper, Aunt Kira?”

“What are you talking about?” She looked down at her hands and saw several black dots. Her hands went to her pocket and found the culprit, an uncapped pen.

The girls were laughing and it became infectious. Kira took the pen and added a couple extra lines and squiggles. She hoped after a few more distractions, her sister would be home.

Once she was settled behind the porch railing, Kira started her show. She did a simply retelling of the current gossip about the cute boy at their school. The girls had been talking about him all morning.

Her sister pulled into to the drive and not a moment too soon. Aunt Kira was out of material.

The girls surrounded their mom the second she was out of the car.

“It’s good to see you too. Now, into the house and finish your homework.”

The girls scurried inside.

“How do you do that?”


“You’re my hero.” She hugged her sister, relief pouring through her. “So, did you get it?”


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SJ Maylee believes hearts are meant to come together and find love. As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together. You can follow her at @SJMaylee,


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