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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “second” Use it anyway you see fit. Have fun!
A day late to the party but here's my effort:
I can be quite competitive when I put my mind to things. Not in things such as races but I hate to give up on things and I love solving puzzles. Word puzzles, number puzzles, picture puzzles, I'm an addict.
Second came into my vocabularly the first time I took school exams. First year juniors. We took tests in all our subjects and were given an overall score and a position in class. I had no idea how well I could do so I was pleasantly surprised to come second. Of course I vowed to do better. And I did. During my time in junior school I came first every other time apart from the time when I had mumps and wasn't in school. Apparently one of the other mums commented to mine she was glad I was ill as it would give the other children a chance! I discoverd being clever wasn't such a blessing and it was, in some ways, a relief to get to secondary school and find myself amongst a lot of clever kids so I didn't stand out.
Now of course I'm happy to come second thanks to the joy of having a husband and family to put first.