“Watcha doing?”

Maisie groaned, glaring at the boy hanging over the fence. Jackson always liked to make her feel like an ignoramus—Thursday’s ‘word of the day’ on Mum’s ‘From Nerd to Neuroscientist in 365 Days’ calendar.

“Feeding my guinea pigs.”

“What they called?” Jackson tried to peer around her.

“Moss and Lichen.” 

Jackson snorted derisively—today’s ‘word of the day’. “Lichen? That’d be a better name for a werewolf. Lycan, get it?”

She didn’t, but burst out in her most convincing laughter, “You’re so funny.” She gave him a blazing smile. She turned her back on him, muttering, “Boys!”

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
4 months ago

I like Maisie’s reaction to Jackson, even though he ‘annoyed’ her. This is a sweet story. I enjoyed it.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
4 months ago

I love the references to ‘word of the day’, Carrie, and the title of Mum’s calendar! I could just picture little Maisie’s face having to tolerate Jackson, all summed up in that final word! Loved it!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
4 months ago

Jackson is a smart youngster with a cheeky sense of humour. As your protagonist meaningfully stated, “Boys!”

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

I also love Maisie’s reaction. That also makes me laugh. Love it. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
4 months ago

I am sure it would make people smile.

allinonefitness steven jenkins
allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
4 months ago

A wonderful little ‘tail’  ? 

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