Famine #72: Say You're Sorry

Well, I didn't mean to be gone this long, again, but I've missed the past several weeks of Weekend Writing Warriors. I have a good excuse; I was launching Famine. Here's another excerpt from it. Even at eight, Matilde is willing to take on Bartholomew. (Minor tweak to adhere to the eight-sentence limit.) ===============

Famine by Monica Pierce

While Matilde clung to her governess’s skirt, her regard for him was steely and disconcerting. Bartholomew looked down his nose at his ward and cocked an eyebrow. “You have something to say?”

“Why were you mean to me?”

He dragged on his cigarette then let the smoke slowly escape his mouth as he turned a little toward her. How to answer that question? “It is difficult to explain.”

Her chin jutted up as she gave an angry little jerk of her head and replied, “You should say you’re sorry.”

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And don't forget to check out all the other WeWriWa snippets this week. Many great writers to be discovered and revisited.