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Day 4 - 262 words - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
All Me, no apologies
Day 4 - 262 words
She recognized me. "Tia!" she exclaimed. "Tia Whitsun."

"Hello, Patrice," I said. Patrice the Queen of Junior High. Her mother hated our family because we didn't envy their money and their "perfect" life. She and I shared a birthday and her mother had insisted we share our thirteenth birthday party so everyone could see how wonderful she was. Everyone invited admired the large catered cake and ate the from-scratch cupcakes my mom made.

The party broke up early when I received my father's present.

See, my dad is something of a world adventurer and he liberated a djinn from its prison. If he'd asked anyone on Mom's side of the family, they would have told him that when you liberate a djinn, you tell them to go peace in the name of Allah and you don't ask them for _anything_.

But Dad was a Seeley and Grandmother Seeley was the thirteenth daughter of Seeley to carry the "sight" and it was destined to leave the family with her. So Dad asked the djinn for his daughter "to have her third eye opened on her thirteenth birthday," just like Grandma Seeley said her "sight" came to her. I blew out the candles on the shared cake and my third eye opened. A _real_ third eye, same tarnished copper green color as the other two and just as nearsighted -- smack in the middle of my forehead. Things became a little hysterical at that point and I was home schooled until I passed my G. E. D.

Djinns have a nasty sense of humor.


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meritjubet From: meritjubet Date: November 5th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. That would have been a very interesting party! (I can only imagine her glasses prescription)
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: November 5th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Contacts as soon as she could - and by mail order. :)
From: baikautsugi Date: November 5th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL re: the third eye. I didn't see that one coming!
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: November 6th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, yeah there's a "third eye" -- and then there's a third eye.
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