Barriers – 100WW 78

Title: Barriers
Source: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 78
Word count: 100 words

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Her brothers were the focus of the family. Her father told her so. She had earned better grades and scored higher on the tests than any of them. But they were the ones rewarded with what she desperately desired. He sent her brothers to college.

She worked two jobs and took as many classes as she could afford, subsisting on Raman. The girls from her chem class sat talking. As she approached, they grew silent and stared are her, stared at her fish-belly white skin, slight form and her blond hair. She knew the stereotype they saw and kept walking.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer