It’s tradition

DSCN4619‘Ana, please come here,’ Mother called. ‘I need you to prepare the cassava.’

‘Ma, I’m doing my homework,’ answered Ana. ‘Can’t Luke do it?’

‘Ana, come here. You can do your homework after dinner’

‘But Ma, it’s a lot. I won’t be able finish all of it after dinner’

‘Well, you will just have to. I need you right now.’

‘Ma, Luke is right outside just playing with his friends. He can easily help you.’

‘Luke is a male, preparing dinner is not his duty.’

‘Ma, can’t you just ask him to help just this once, you’re the mother’

‘No, Ana, I will not ask Luke, I’m asking you.’

‘Ma, why is it always me?’

‘I don’t know what you mean.’

‘I mean, Ma, it’s always me who has to help with the cooking, the cleaning, the washing…I even have to get firewood.’

‘Well, that’s your duty, my dear.’

‘My duty? Ma, I’m only thirteen.’

‘Ana, I’ve told you before, we’re the females, it’s our duty to take care of our family. It’s tradition.’


In response to Writing 101 Day Seven: Give and Take

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. 

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