Charlotte

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Look at Danni; staring at her nails, rolling her eyes.  Anybody would think she’s bored by her grandmother’s funeral!

Just my luck my eldest daughter would be acting like this, and Auntie Agnes here in a foul mood on account of Chris being his usual drunk self.

Oh well, at least it’ll be over soon; Mom can rest without further indignities.

Wonder how much we’ll get?  Enough to pay off the credit cards, take a chunk out of the mortgage, help towards the kids’ college fees…perhaps enough for a day at a spa afterwards?

George and I could go to that nice place in the countryside that I’ve been telling him about…

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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19 Responses to Charlotte

  1. Pingback: Charlotte | Blog of the imaginator | Voice Week HQ

  2. Oh, wow. The hypocrite! Of all the people being “bad” at this funeral, it feels like she’s the worst. First for passing judgment on everybody else, then just thinking about what she and her family can get out of it.
    But I think the coolest part about your pieces this week is the relatability – can any of us really claim we wouldn’t be like at least one of these people? Nicely done.

  3. jubilare says:

    Twist us around half way through! Wow. This has been a fun read. thanks!

  4. At least Danni’s honest with herself about being bored at the funeral! Charlotte is only not bored because she’s thinking about herself. Ugh, what an un-loyal family haha

  5. Carrie says:

    It starts off as if here is a caring mourner, one who loved the deceased…and then we figure out what it’s all about: MONEY. Tsk tsk

  6. yikici says:

    Oh my goodness, there I was feeling sorry for her and all she’s really thinking of is the money, you reel in the reader slowly, unsuspecting anything, then their true character shines; genius.

  7. How awful! To be criticising her daughter one second than to be so callously thinking about the will in the next! I certainly hope no-one at MY funeral acts like your characters have! 😉

  8. evan72 says:

    Grargh! Just seething with hypocrisy!

    Interesting though…the expected route would have been to write as the deceased, which could have worked very well…but you made an excellent choice. I feel like over this week I’ve understood the deceased as a character even though I’ve never met her. Very skillfully done, as was this entire week’s work.

    See you next time!

  9. writingsprint says:

    Compared to the others this one feels like a lark, which makes it all the more selfish or fed up. It makes me wonder what kind of relationship she had with her mother. Well done!

  10. elmowrites says:

    Wow, seems like nobody’s too upset to see Grandma go. What a horrible shame. Great week of stories around the graveside, imaginator.

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