Like a Girl (SLOW UPDATES)
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." This is not only my mother's mantra, but life motto. At least, it's her words to live by for her three daughters. Well, technically four, but Penny's too young to count yet. Although, she will be someday.
I swear, my mother believes we're living in the Victorian era. This is the modern age, for crying out loud! Women are empowered now! We're making a difference! We're changing the world! We could literally survive, and thrive, without men if we wanted to!
But no. Not while under my mother's roof. And god forbid my father have an opinion about this!
The Mitchell women are to be married before 25 and have at least two children by 30.
And just to add icing to this lovely cake, Beezus' wealthy and successful friend had to go and get dumped and now our mother is force-feeding him my sister. And for that little cherry on top? He's got a wealthy, and single, best friend who is, allegedly, gravitating toward me.
Why couldn't he go for Amy? Or even Penny? Or go gay for Kit?
It had to be me.
Boy, am I lucky.
Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome can look, but he can't touch. No sir! This girl has got a world to conquer.
After all, Judith means “she will be praised,” and you can bet your sweet ass that one day, I’m going to be.
Inspired by #LikeaGirl and based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen