Under the Nebraska Sky - Part 1
Chapter One: Leaving Home
"I don't see why I have to go," Seth said as his mother packed his carpetbag.
She acted as if she didn't hear him, and very calmly folded another of his shirts and laid it in on top the rest of his clothes in the bag.
"I don't see why I have to go," Seth repeated.
"Seth," his mother said finally, sighing, "stop saying that. We've been all through this, a thousand times already."
"I know," said Seth, "and I still don't see why I have to go."
She stopped then, and straightened her back, looking at him in silence for a moment. Then she sat down on the edge of the bed.