Short Story Everyone Lives In A Flood Zone

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“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere”
(Bombeck). This quote is related to the story due to the narrator’s worries for his brother Stephen when he disappears not knowing where he’s at. “In the story Everyone lives in a Flood Zone” (Scott) the narrator distance himself from his family considering he was ashamed of his brother Stephen drug addiction. The narrator then gets a call from his mother worried that Stephen has disappeared, and to go find him. Throughout the story the narrator realizes that he shouldn’t have taken his brother for granted, because he’ll never see him again. Throughout life he/she will experience problems with family members that will be a minor problem that should affect the relationship. Never take family for granted considering they’ll always be there. Even though narrator actions showing that he doesn’t deal with his brother, he contradicts his actions by communicating with his family, going
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Ever since Stephen moved out the house into a trailer park and lost himself, since he started to use drugs the narrator stop communicating with his brother. “Mom, I told her, the last time I talked to him, he said that trailer park was home. He cussed me out. He’s not going to listen to me now.” (Scott 29). The narrator worried about Stephens drug addiction, he believes that one day he would get a call telling him they found his brother dead. “More deaths, illnesses and disabilities stem from substance abuse than from any other preventable health condition. Today, one in four deaths is attributable to illicit drug use.” (“Effects” 4). This quote relates to the story “Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone” (Scott), being in the story Stephen was dealing with a drug addiction that he didn’t know could lead to serious measures. The narrator resented Stephen for his drug addiction and, believed his addiction would resolutely in

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