Question

December 04, 2016

Question

"Am I more like you, or like Dad?"

Mom thought for a while, stirring her tea eggs.

"You are from outer space," she answered.

"How about Petra and Claire?"

"They are from outer space too.  That's why you are sisters."




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Mom grumbled about not wanting to clean, but followed me into the guest room anyway.

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“Ever been to Jiufen?” I asked Mom.  

“No.”

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She looked skeptical.  “How did you get there?  You don’t speak the language.”

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Chupa misses them a ton.  They shredded furniture, ate my expensive paintbrushes, pawed wet paintings and shoved my brush around whenever I painted, but they were cute and soft fuzzballs.