Phobe is a nineteen year old who will find herself in trouble more ways than one. She’s determined to prove her mother wrong by taking on a responsibility that proves to be dangerously out of her league.
My mother marched into my room and leaned against my dresser with her arms crossed. I just looked at her, she wasn’t saying anything and neither was I.
“So tell me, what do you plan to do with yourself Phoebe?” Mom asked.
“Mom, you ask me this questions at least once a week. My answer is still the same as it was before. I plan to get a good paying job and move out. Trust me; I don’t plan to live off of you guys for the rest of my life. As a matter of fact, I may have a new job soon, one that makes a decent amount of money.”
“You talk a good game, but no actions have been taking. How do you plan to make decent money without a degree or the experience? Nobody’s going to hire you without the skills or a degree Phoebe.”
I sat up on my bed to look her square in the eyes.
“Listen, just because I don’t have a degree or the experience for a job, does not mean I can’t obtain a good paying job mom. You act like I’m sitting on my ass doing nothing. I can show you better than I can tell you!”
Mother shouted, “You better watch your damn mouth little girl! You will not curse me! I raised you better than that and you will respect me! Your brother is out at Duke, making a name for himself and here you are kicked back on your bed like you don’t have a concern in the world. Next thing I know, your ass is gonna end up pregnant. I’m telling you right now, me and your daddy isn’t about to take care of no damn baby.”
My mother had done lost her damn mind. What the hell was she talking about? I get so sick and tired of going thru this same shit with her every fucking week. I can’t wait to move out!
- NEW NEW NEW!!!!!!!! Snippet from my new suspense drama novel Reckless Instincts! (kassieleighperkins.wordpress.com)