99 word prompt : Free

November 30, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes self-care. Does the character need it? What does the character do? Think about how you can use this action to deepen a character or move a story. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by December 7, 2017 

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June stood at the kitchen door, eyeing the knife next to her mother’s cutting board. 

“I talked to my social worker. I’m moving out.”

“I’m your legal guardian,” her mother frowned.  “I told her, ’absolutely NOT.’”

“I can take care of myself!” June insisted.

“You’re retarded!”

“That’s not a nice word, Leslie.”

“Why can’t you call me mom?”

“You act like a prison guard!”

Mom scoffed, opening the fridge, her ample body covering the door.  June grabbed the knife, plunging it into Leslie’s rib cage. 

She stared into her mother’s startled eyes and whispered, “Now I can be free.”