[We’ve asked our readers to submit their own stories for a chance to have art drawn to their words. Our friend, Purple Chimp, was one of our first submitters. He wrote some short prose based on our “Mother, You’re Overreacting” piece from one of our Saturday Rejects segment. Wendy opted to draw an original piece for the submission.
We named her Abigail in the hope that she would be the bringer of joy.
She failed on every conceivable, measurable scale. Driving him away with her crying.
She was a hassle growing up, problems at school, problems with other kids. Stealing my clothes, stealing my make-up, stealing my smokes.
They say she looks like me. That could not be further away from the truth, the little slut.
I have seen the way she looks at him, the way she dresses, the way she flirts with him.
She is nothing like me, she is nothing to me.