A Consolation Prize

Elena Tucker
3 min readJan 6, 2024
Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash

Sometimes, the unfairness of life chaps my hide.

Some are born to grow up to be beautiful, rich, talented, naturally skinny. Things come easily to others, they are given gifts of a sommelier’s taste buds, or an eye for fashion, or right or left legs meant for kicking, or brains that work on intuitive leaps others cannot keep up with. Some people come to their charm honestly, their smiles are easy — they go with the flow, they…

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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.