Morgan_R, The Novelist
Social Justice Owl
Still hoping to reconnect with a long-lost friend. If that's you, reach out. I miss you.
An entry for EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2.
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"Cleaning up, ma'am," she says. "It was empty, so I thought--" She stops. She's still looking at me though. Better eye contact than the last mouse of a would-be apprentice, at least.
"That teacup is older than I am, girl. Set it down, and do not touch it again. Also, I am not, nor have I ever been, a 'ma'am.' You may address me as 'Witch.'"
She sets it down, carefully, then straightens. Not a sloucher, either. I let the pause lengthen, to see if she intends to speak. And then she does.
"I'm not a girl, either, Witch." And something in the jut of her-- their jaw tells me they aren't just pointing out that they are, technically, an adult.
My face is making a shape I'd nearly forgotten about. A grin. At my age? I must look quite the fool.
I don't give a damn. I like this not-a-girl.
Maybe they'll even inherit the teacup, someday.
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