Tell Me of My Unthrifty Son
by Amy L. Hull
"Don't tell me that boy of ours is doing that ridiculous drama again!"
Clattering pans almost obliterated mother's quiet "Yes."
"Who is he this time? Another poofter?"
"Harold, it makes him happy...he hasn't smiled like that since he was a toddler."
"Mark my words, he'll come to no good staying with this foolishness."
"I'm sure he'll grow out of it. And anyway, it's not like he can make a living at it."
Listening at the top of the stairs, Oliver knew he would make a living and a name for himself ...and that mother and father would never understand it.