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Trying Times
By Patricia A. Oplinger
Friday, January 28, 2011

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Mamma and the twins square off.

TRYING TIMES
 

A plastic smile didn’t conceal the harried redhead’s anger. She jerked around to correct the pair of twins within arm’s reach. Her heavily-laden grocery cart slammed into the heels of the lady ahead of her in line. Disaster.
 

When the woman’s ankle-length gauze skirt caught in its wheels, Patty wiped a sweaty hand across eyes laden with dark mascara. She grasped for composure.

A raspy “Shut up, you two,” escaped from between her tightly-pursed bright red lips. Eyes cast toward heaven, she inhaled deeply and exhaled an extended sigh.


Twin grins sprouted. Today Mamma was no match for my sister and me.
 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by J Howard 5/22/2011
poor mamma-i love "twin grins sprouted." thanks for sharing,
jch


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