Help! My Mother is a Candy Crush Addict

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Help! My Mother is a Candy Crush Addict

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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s teenagers, my brother and I spent hours glued to the TV watching the yearly poker championships, slack-jawed in awe at the money being splashed around and the bluffs being called. My mother, who was a far more innocent creature back then, was filled with curiosity by the idea of a gaming competition. In her little world, which revolved around not-so-perfect children, being paid to play games was a seriously novel idea. Unless it was some sort of sport – cricket or the Olympics. The more we explained, the more it intrigued her. She read up about gaming and soon got hooked on to it.

Now that I look back, I think we created a monster.

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