Sunday Whirl Wordle #481

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She had always believed there was nothing stronger than family, urban or rural, blood thicker than water and all that, the  team stuck together, ready to back each other up in times of need or sorrow.
But the joy in those beliefs was short-lived. The passing of the elders reduced the power of loyalty, progress was now an act of self-preservation amid demands of ‘You owe me‘ as everything had a price or conditional strings attached.
Times had changed, and the soul had gone out of her bloodline.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Sunday Whirl Wordle #481

  1. That kind of isolation and entitlement will always alienate even the best of people

  2. LianaB says:

    Sad but true when the patriarch (or matriarch) passes, the family often splits apart.

    • My Dad was the glue holding the family together and when he passed away in 1996, we all looked to Mum. She passed in 2018, and I have very little contact with my family now other than Bro in NZ.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Wow. A lot of emotions packed in that paragraph!!

  4. Chel Owens says:

    That ending line is so chilling.

  5. Carol anne says:

    Love this one Di! ❤ Well written! Well done!

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