Good news, her father says as he shuts the door behind him. We just got a million dollars richer. Let’s get a new pool, shall we?

Good news. It rings in her ears as she jumps into the pool, causing only a tiny splash. She tries to ignore that the money was supposed to go to the homeless. She doesn’t imagine them groaning for money, for food, for shelter, while she sits in a luxury pool, swimming in money her father will never be able to spend. She says nothing and floats.

Good news. She wonders how something so innocuous can mean something so different for another person.

 

There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem. -Eldridge Cleaver

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei (@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Welcome to Voice.Club Sarah and congratulations for making so many deep points with so few words.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

A warm welcome to voice club, Sarah. I love your first story here in voice club. You manage it well in a few words. Well done.

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