I have been very interested in dabbling in micro-fiction, a form of very short flash fiction. This month I wanted to challenge myself to write a story in 100 words, and it is exactly 100 words. Very few words intended to get across a very big message. After the little story I have written a few words if you care to read more about me.

Find info about joining the monthly simlit short story challenge here on Lisabee Sims blog

Fae girl – by Lukaswut no CC in the gallery. Inveigling male sim CC creation by Fredbrenny at TSR.
Lot – Fungi Farmhouse by myself, Minraed.

This teeny tiny story was my way of getting something out of my head. A struggle I have had of late. It is a common theme in my life. With much effort I have, and still am, working towards being a better person. I believe that this better person has always been inside of me, but genetics, mental health, environment, society and other factors have made it difficult to find her sometimes. What I have learned about myself is that my own unfair and uncontrolled anger, reactivity and outbursts don’t serve me well. Meddling in other people’s business doesn’t serve me well. And while it is very difficult to not let other people’s views and experiences get into my head and sway my own opinions, I feel it is very important for me to give a person a chance, to let them tell their story as I would hope they would listen to mine when I have done something perceived as offensive. I won’t always agree with another’s views, but I try to respect them. Sometimes, truth be told, I can’t respect the opinion or action, but at least I have taken the time to listen. For me this is important. While I cannot promise to agree with you, or that we will be compatible in all things, I do try my hardest to be both accountable and respectful. If we are not able to resolve a difference, at least I hope that we can walk away with some sense of understanding of one another.

There is much more to this discussion. It is a deeply rooted one for many of us, and if you ever felt so inclined I am happy to talk about my philosophies on the subject, and to hear yours.

11 thoughts on “Beguiled

  1. Microfiction is hard (especially for the long-winded like myself), but gets you to cut to the heart and bare bones of the story. You did an excellent job with the form. Also, I enjoyed your thoughts on change, growth, and staying vigilant about where we’re at in our inner (maturing, hopefully) journey.

  2. Very cute—did you shrink them down? But I love philosophy, and can’t help but respond to the latter section instead.

    Pardon me if some of this is obvious (I don’t know how familiar you are with my work): I do appreciate the sentiment, and grew up with the opposite problem. So a lot of my work is themed around recognizing manipulative behavior and learning to stand up for yourself! And also how to use ideas stolen from mathematical philosophy/calculus to this end.

    To this drabble I say: girl, watch out. In a situation like this, it’s okay to listen to the witches’ perspectives while also acknowledging that you might be in danger. Could be that witches really do have bad intentions, could be blind bigotry—at this point we can shrug our shoulders and say “oh well! The world is complicated!” or we can realize there are actually ways to test a situation. In this case, homegirl knows witch boy is trying to seduce her, so the best way to test the waters is to not give him what he wants. Does he not try to seduce her at all, or respects her boundaries? Safe. Does he throw a tantrum and assert Not All Witches are Like That while calling her a witch with a B? RUN.

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