This is the last entry to my novel. Don’t fret, though! I will have the full novel publish in 2-4 months. Stayed tuned!
That night my kid brother Jordan was in my bedroom, watching me pack my suitcase. In the middle of packing, my brother began the conversation.
“So, Sissy, you’re gonna carry all that stuff in your suitecase?” he asked.
I joked, “Well, what’s it to you.”
Jordan always wanted to know what I was doing. He wasn’t nosy; just curious. Most seven year olds are like that. They ask questions and try to take things apart and put them together again like a puzzle. One thing odd about my brother was that he always carried an autograph picture of Michiko Kaku with him all the time. He won the picture when he called the guy’s radio show and answered a science question. Jordan loves science.
As I finished packing my suitcase, Jordan stood up from my bed, grabbed his picture, and went out the door. My dog Potato followed him. Before Potato went out, I scooped her up and gave her a smooch on her nose. Potato returned the kiss right on my cheek.
At dinner, Momma reminded us kids that tomorrow morning was the day that we would be leaving for Orageburg. On the last night, my family and I had an early dinner. We had a cold meal since it was too hot to cook. We had a smorgasbord of cold cuts, cheese, tomatoes; boiled eggs, bread and iced tea.
After dinner, we watched a movie on TV. I didn’t care too much about the movie, so I sat there with my family just to be close to them. My daddy’s French-Anglo and my momma’s Black-Native American. My parent’s married when they graduated from college. My daddy was a yuppie and my momma was a penny-grabber. Momma had to work hard in order to get to college and win my daddy’s heart.