Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Name of the Game" Month - The Whole Enchilada Week: White

Prompt: Rianne Sofia Garcia de Carson

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Rianne touched her reflection in the mirror. She looked so white, so pale and scared in the glass. She said her name quietly, with the best Spanish accent she could manage, “Rianne Sofia Garcia de Carson.”

The Sofia was supposed to be Greek, though the spelling was Spanish, and Garcia was her stepfather’s last name. She was nothing but British and a little Welsh – white through and through. And Carlos was not. His family expected her to speak Spanish and cook tamales and fit into the family, but she did not. She loved Carlos, but she did not know how to be a part of his wonderful, bustling, dark-skinned, long-haired, constantly-cooking family.

“What did I get myself into?” she asked, looking at her pale, pale reflection in the mirror.

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