This is written in response to a Trifecta writing challenge – 33 words on any topic.

The orphanage director took her hand and looked straight into her very blue eyes. “We think you should take him, not her. He needs you more. That’s what truly matters. Don’t you agree?”

22 Comments on “Switch

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  1. This one stirs up feelings and creates lots of questions. Powerful work in so few words. Thanks for linking up. Please remember to return for the voting!

  2. There’s one heck of a lot of story in those 33 words, and a universal truth or two into the bargain. Nicely done.

  3. Wow, and how do you respond to that? Spot on. Well done. Ah, I’m about being a woman and feminist. Hope you’ll visit.

  4. Sounds a little like Anne of Green Gables, sitting at the train station, waiting for Matthew Cuthbert, worried about not being the boy who was expected from the orphanage. Tough to have such a choice left to whim.

  5. What a heartbreaking story that I suspect is all too real. But maybe, that’s just the way things are. Great entry.

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