Title: Man of the House
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words
Chaska pulled his truck onto the shoulder, remembering the long-ago day. It was as vivid as today.
He did everything he could to evade the government people. He made sure the children were clean, fed, did their homework and went to school. He intervened when they fought as youngsters do and tried to be a good parent.
It wasn’t enough. They discovered his secret when he cashed his mother’s monthly benefit check. They found her dead, six months prior, in a gambling town. An overdose.
Their mother’s death left his home in ruins and his family scattered to the wind.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer