for the love of the bottle

“I’m takin’ the phone off the hook,” Mama said, strangling a bottle of wine. “Leave it be.”

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She vanished into her room while the twins and I huddled together under blankets trying to keep warm.

At least tomorrow was a school day.

 

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16 thoughts on “for the love of the bottle

  1. . says:

    I can’t even count the number of times “at least tomorrow was a school day” crossed my mind, almost as many as “I wish tomorrow was a school day” since paydays were usually Fridays.

  2. I’m a teacher, and there are sometimes kids who are so sad on the last day before a week off or summer vacation because, yes, school is their safe haven. This was powerful.

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