Homecoming Trio

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“Mom, can’t I please stay out past midnight?  It is homecoming night.  The game will probably be done about ten, then that doesn’t give us much time to celebrate.”

“Marla, maybe that is my point, you don’t need two hours to celebrate at 17.  I told you this year your exception would be prom night when you could stay out late.  You can’t have both.”

“But Monica and Shelly are staying out until 2.”

“I am not Monica or Shelly’s mom.  I am yours and you will be home at 12 or no exception to the rule on prom night.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – exception