Saturday, February 26, 2011

All Grown Up

This Drabble Day Challenge was tougher than last week. But given a little time, I came up with one. It went in a different direction than I planned, but I think the result is better. Today's prompt: “creative analogy”

All Grown Up.
I finally made it through my first year of college. Yeah!

As I reacclimated to my parents’ house, I realized how I thought of it. Not as my house anymore. I was just visiting. Like a sojourner on an extended stay at a hostel. I was on vacation from my real life where I took care of myself.

They even treated me like a guest. No curfew, no real rules, no chores. I pitched in voluntarily. We shared meals and had in depth conversations about the world and the future. They respected me and my opinions.

The feeling was mutual.

6 comments:

Ryan said...

So grown up! ;) Nicely done, Tara.

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks, Ryan. Wasn't sure if it was a strong enough analogy.

Lectin said...

Ah, I liked this one, it's like a wary introduction to adult life :)

Tara Tyler said...

Thank you, Lectin. I appreciate the comment =)

thewriteaholicblog said...

It's a light analogy but an analogy still. Don't worry! ;)
I agree that the prompt was harder that week.
I like what you did with it. The first time I went back to my parents' house after moving out, a similar image hit me. Same when I had to spend a couple of months there while my apartment got fixed.

Tara Tyler said...

Thank you. I appreciate you posting the challenges =)