You’ll notice this isn’t step 4 of the Snowflake Method. Part of that is due to family obligations and insanity at work (it is Christmas at Walmart, after all), but the other part is that I’d simply been having issues expanding my paragraph into a page. I think I’ve figured out how I want to do it, and whatnot, but, now that I’m sitting down to write, I find that my mind keeps returning to a conversation I had with my mother yesterday.
Yesterday morning we finally addressed the elephant that’s been following us for the last ten years. It started as we were talking about my brother. He’s turned out a lot like my abusive, alcoholic father, and about a year ago, we pretty much had to kick him out of the family. It’s a long, probably boring story, but the short of it is that he was manipulative and deceptive and felt it was his right to take advantage of my mother every which way. (more…)