Zombie Drabble #390 “Empowerment”

The scouts were lined up against the wall, talking, eating. She walked up purposefully, as if she wasn’t afraid, and pointed to Ching’s crossbow. “I want to learn.”

Ching didn’t even look at her. “Girls don’t have to stand guard duty. Go on now.”

“Mother says they should. And I wanna learn anyway.”

The others laughed, but Ching regarded her coolly. She couldn’t be more than twelve, and less than a hundred pounds. “I won’t take it easy on you just ‘cause you’re a girl.”

“I don’t want easy, I wanna learn to shoot.”

“All right then.”

“All right then.”

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