John Marsden Writing Topic #490

“The black sheep of the family.”**

Usually the term “black sheep of the family” has a negative connotation, however for this writing topic, I am going to basically use the definition by Urban Dictionary of someone “who feels like an outcast in their family or is the outcast because they do things differently to their parents.”

By this definition, I am the black sheep of the family as I moved out and away from home (Wagga Wagga) to go to uni in Wollongong, and have stayed there ever since. I am the only member of my immediate family who doesn’t live in Wagga Wagga.


**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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