“I don’t know why you always seem to avoid spending time with your big brother these days,” Cheryl’s mother said. “He’s a brilliant young man with wicked technical skills and you can learn a lot from him.”
“Do you hear yourself, Mother?” Cheryl said. “You always sing Michael’s praises while you treat me as if I’m a servant in my own home.”
“I’m sorry that you feel that way, sweetie,” Cheryl’s mom said, but you have to admit that Michael is special. He’s so outgoing and always enlivens things. You, on the other hand, are a wallflower. You should put yourself out there more. Otherwise you come across like three day old leftovers.”
Cheryl shook her head. “Thanks, Mom, I love you, too.”
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, where the word is “servant.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (avoid), The Daily Spur (brother), Word of the Day Challenge (brilliant), MMA Storytime (technical), Your Daily Word Prompt (enliven), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (leftover).