I Stand Here Ironing
By cdavis36, Updated
She wrote her mother only once a week while gone, and when she did write, they seemed short and distant.
"'They don't like you to love anybody here.'"
Silence Creates Distance
"I am fine."
"That was my riddle, Mother, I told it to Susan"
Standards prompt torment
The two sisters constantly competed with each other and copied each others actions which annoyed the other.
They grew apart and became distant while Emily was away. The mother-daughter bod disappeared.
"I used to try to hold and love her after she came back, but her body would stay stiff, and after awhile she'd push away"
Emily was developing slower than Susan and the other girls her age. This created a constant comparison between the two sisters.
"If I had that skin" "If i had that copper hair"
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