All That’s Lit To Print

A Love for Game Shows

By Christine Tran

Old photos of my parents are hard to believe because they smiled. Suddenly they were sleeping in
separate rooms, but I wasn’t old enough to understand that. I was old enough to understand how happy
my dad, sister, and I were to watch game shows after dinner. (My mom always went upstairs. I never
noticed that.)

Several weeks passed quickly. I opened the door to see him on the porch steps Wednesday evening. My
dad, sister, and I watched Deal or No Deal on the couch as usual. (My mom walked upstairs.)

Everything was the same.

I almost forgot my parents separated each time the TV was on.

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