I wanted to challenge myself by writing a short story that was no more than 100 words in length. This was written in May 2005. Here’s the result of that challenge . . . .
Run & Fetch Girl
by Mary Warner
It started simply enough. A request.
“Could you please run and fetch me some coffee, girl?”
He’s busy, so, “No problem,” and off she trots. Returns, coffee in hand.
“Say, girl, grab me a sweet roll.” As an afterthought, “Please,” saunters out.
Girl grabs a sweet roll.
A hundred odd times ‘til she’s known as Run & Fetch Girl. She runs and fetches for everyone.
They ask, always pleasant enough.
Why is no one else running and fetching? Do they think she has nothing better to do?
“Say, girl . . . .”
“Get it yourself!”