Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blaming Mom

Shawna's eyes opened wide. She could tell her mother had been crying. But about what? The computer? Had it been stolen? Had her mother taken it for some reason? Shawna's breath caught in her throat. Suddenly she knew exactly what had happened.

Immediately going on the offensive, Shawna put her hands on her hips and cried, "You took it, didn't you? What have you done with it? I want it back!"

Stevie held her hand up. "Hold it," she said, her voice firmer than it had been a moment earlier. "Yes, Shawna, I took your computer monitor. I took it out to the garage to store it for a while, but—". Shawna pushed past her mother and ran to the garage. When she saw what was left of her computer, which was lying in pieces on the garage floor, Shawna wailed in feigned disbelief and innocence.

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