I Haven't Seen My Sister For Seven Years
We're only half sisters, shes my moms daughter from her previous marriage, but things like that don't really matter.
I can still remember the exact reddish blond color of her hair in the sunlight, the way she talked, even the way she smelled.
My dad loved her cheesecakes, and my other sisters and I would always ask her to play with us.
When she walked me home from elementary school we would pluck the wild Manzanilla (Chamomile) that grew in random patches along the street. We loved reading the "Little House On The Prairie" book collection and she even bought me the whole series.
I think she doted me a little, because I was the youngest, so she always surprised me with treats.
I was about 8 when she left, got in a huge fight with my parents, and somehow the cops ended up coming to my house. Then she left and since then my mom has continuously called her "Loca", wacko, sick, crazy, and many other things. My mom likes to blame it on my sisters father, he let my sister move out and live by herself at age 16, and let her do many other things you would never let a 16 year old do. My sisters behavior is probably to blame on my moms ex, but its like a broken record, I hear it over, and over again. Last summer i decided to do a little research on her, i wanted to know what was going on in her life. First when i looked her up on Google images there was a picture of her with a new boyfriend, blond, tall, European, the man i could see as her type. Flickr was in the URL. i clicked on his account and was bombarded with photos of him and my sister, laughing, camping, hiking, stuff like that. but as i looked deeper into his account i was shocked by a series of photos, all shots of my sister and a new born baby. the baby's middle name was the male version of mine. he was born just 3 days after my birthday of that year. It left me speechless. i was quiet for 5 minutes, just staring at her eyes in the photo, the obvious ex