Day 266 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Start with the line, “Things sure aren’t the way they used to be.”
Shannon: “Things sure aren’t the way they used to be,” my boss turned his head down, before walking to the backroom.
His store was dead lately. It seemed like the town no longer had a place for antiques. They wanted new things, and who could blame them? Bill had different taste. He didn’t understand how people could let go of the past so easily, not when he preferred it to the present. I think he just wished ever decade could live in harmony, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounded.
Erin: Things sure aren’t the way they used to be. I don’t think that is a bad thing however. Everyone acts like change is bad. It can be. I just think that change that has happened is different but equal.
How are they now?
“Things sure aren’t the way they used to be…” Josh sniffs loudly.
He flips to the next page of pictures. August and him are playing at the beach.
“He’s my baby bro…” Josh wipes his eyes, “but that little boy is gone.”
“He’s only engaged to Heather,” Rick says from the other room, clearly annoyed and amused with Josh’s overdramatic reaction.
“But it’s not the same here without him.”
“He was gone for half a year at the farm that one time,” Nikki says, more amused than annoyed, but trying to hide it. Josh blows his nose more.
“…Think of it this way, now you’ll have a sister.”
“Yeah, and isn’t Heather younger than August?”
“I don’t want a sister! I want my brother!” Josh whines, hiding the fact that their latest attempt to cheer him up is working.