As a mother, I know how some parents might view the decisions their children make in the modern world, especially when they come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Even though our society and many societies are fighting for equal rights and ways of thinking, many places and cultures have differing views of what is taboo and what is not.
I wrote "Expectations" with this thought in mind. There are many levels to child-parent interactions and many levels as to what a parent might expect from their child, and also what a child expects from their parent. My story is a drabble - 100 words - so hopefully it conveys my intent in so short a space. I hope you enjoy reading it, and please feel free to leave a comment with your impressions either here or at 101 Words. I'd love to know what you think, both about the story itself and about the ideas expressed within the story. I know this can be a controversial subject, and I wanted to treat it with respect by showing the difficult decisions/situations people must face when they realize who they are/want to be, and what those decisions might cost them.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. Check out my 2024 writing challenge to write a book a week at Author Versus AI. For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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