A Burden on the Family

Avatar Author: Sam Ervin The pen is mightier than the sword. How outdated. In the 1900's, it would have been, "The typewriter is mightier than the machine gun." But in modern times? "The word processor is mightier than the particle-beam weapon." ... Read Bio

Home. Always at home.

I’m a slob, sitting around all day. I rarely move from the sofa, and whenever I do, it feels like I’m only getting fatter. Counterintuitive, to be sure. But it’s fairly well kept me in my place.

People don’t sit next to me a lot. Usually they sit on the other side of the room. Rarely do they get very close to me. Sometime they cover me up with a towel, or a plastic bag. They’re embarrassed to see me, a constant reminder of their mistakes.

I’m a burden, both on them and their well-being. Sometimes they’ll argue about whose fault it is I exist. The husband tells his wife that she made him feel too comfortable, like there wasn’t a care in the world. The wife will tell the husband that it’s his fault, he did, after all, drop it.

But still, I sit, and I wait. Maybe they’ll finally get rid of me for good one day. It’ll make everyone happier.

I am a coffee stain on a couch cushion.

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  1. Avatar Tay

    hahaha. Nice twist.

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