You Be You #1LinerWeds

I may have shared this before, but it bears repeating.

At the time our youngest, the amazing Sara Marian, entered high school, she was a self-described semi-Goth. By that, she meant, among other things, that she had no tattoos or piercings, but she wore black, listened to Alternative music, and didn’t smile unless she damn well felt like smiling.

She was lucky in that there were several other people with her sensibilities, amazing, in a small-town school.

But you can’t always run with your protective herd when you have different classes.

So one day, a boy from the more general population stopped her in the hall and said, “You’re one of them freaks, aren’t you?”

To which she replied (and I may not remember the precise wording):

The term is “Alternative,” but you can say “freaks,” since “Alternative” has more than one syllable.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone finds refuge while out of place.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “You Be You #1LinerWeds

  1. pm laberge

    September 18, 2019 at 7:54am


    And what does Youngest Daughter do now?

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      Marian Allen

      September 18, 2019 at 8:14am

      She’s an archaeologist, author, and one-third of Per Bastet Publications.

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      • pm laberge

        September 18, 2019 at 1:16pm

        Well, her wit will come in handy there! And does she still Gothize?

        Now an archeologist needs patience. I hope she has that!

        TAKE CARE!

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          Marian Allen

          September 18, 2019 at 2:14pm

          No, she left me behind. Batman is as Goth as she gets these days. Of course, I don’t LOOK Goth. I LOOK like a jolly old fat lady. But my heart is black.

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          • pm laberge

            September 18, 2019 at 2:21pm

            So you gave Steffie part of your heart, then!
            And there is NOTHING wrong with the ORIGINAL Batman!

            Oh, Gaaaaawwwwwdddd! Marion is a Stealth Goth!


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              • pm laberge

                September 19, 2019 at 10:43am

                Blessed are those who share!
                Pete launches into singing “Where the Heart is”.
                Luke: What is it?
                Kenobi: I felt a great disturbance in the Force.
                Luke: What happened?
                Kenobi: Millions of people recoiled in horror, and shoved earplugs in their ears!
                STEFFIE: You can hardly blame them!

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  2. John Holton

    September 18, 2019 at 8:24am

    That’s tellin’ him! I’ll bet he didn’t understand…

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  3. Dan Antion

    September 18, 2019 at 8:42am

    Well put. I would have liked to have seen his expression.

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