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Letter To Phaedra

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April 27, 188x

dear mother,

well… it feels rather odd to be writing those words, as we have grown quite so estranged… assuredly it is i, a rather confused child, who am to blame… i feel quite awful that i have disappointed you so bitterly, while not quite knowing how…

is it because i quite failed to fulfil my prophecy as a moonchild? or perhaps it is simply that i am a petulant, unruly, ungrateful daughter, full of spite and mischief, that causes you to grieve so. i am rather imperfect, i am afraid… it is my impish nature, i am sure of it, that leads me astray so dreadfully! tears are trickling to my eyes when i write that i am so sorry, mother, that i want to make amends.

i know you have been attending the church of the builder, of late… perhaps you are turning over a new leaf? might you find it in your heart to forgive, of all souls, one whom you brought into the world? i do hope so. i feel rather alone and out in the cold, without someone from whose wisdom i might draw guidance and confidence, which you must know i so badly need at this precarious time in one’s life.

and then perhaps i may have purpose and not disappoint you quite so terribly. i may learn a few tricks. and i may usefully run errands and such, and not least of all annoy the mayor. please?..

your daughter (quite whether you like it or not),
lo pixie.

Comment by Zaida Marie Thibideaux Gearbox on April 27, 2010 at 12:25pm
My ramoo say dat a mudder suppose’ to love you no matter if’n you bad or good. Mamma Mara say dat de truth. So, maybe it your mamma who is bad an’ not you…

Mara Razor Comment by Mara Razor on April 27, 2010 at 1:21pm
Lo – I have consulted with my grandmother and neither of us see you as unruly, petulant, or spiteful. Being full of mischief is what a child is supposed to be, and if you are an ungrateful daughter it is only because you have nothing to be grateful for.

Phaedra Wickentower Comment by Phaedra Wickentower on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm
What a charming woman you are, miss Razor. Though I shall point out that that child is rather more full of mischief than most and for good reason, just look at who her father was.

*dashes off a response and posts it with the afternoon mail*

Mara Razor Comment by Mara Razor on April 27, 2010 at 3:15pm
I jes’ calls ’em as I sees ’em.

Zaida Marie Thibideaux Gearbox Comment by Zaida Marie Thibideaux Gearbox on April 27, 2010 at 3:31pm
Who was her daddy?

LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on April 27, 2010 at 10:59pm
*looks hesitantly over at mara and zaida, as if she rather wants to say something… gazes up at phaedra and smiles uncertainly … *

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