tea and sugar

Wednesday Wickedness

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I can’t keep this to myself when I really should but yeah…


“Right.” Chuck picked the coffee cup and Raleigh flicked his fingers for the half-gallon of milk and his sugar bowl happily clinked across the marble counter with a fan-fare noise. “You have enchanted stuff?”

“Sugar was part of an old family set. Most of it was lost or broken so Sugar’s the only one left with any enchantment. Tell it to stop and mean it because it’s an ornery piece of crockery.” Raleigh suggested as he took a sip of his oolong tea.

“Stop.” Sugar made a dejected noise so Raleigh took pity and set down his cup too.

“Just one scoop, please. I know you like to be doing your job.” Raleigh ordered and Sugar saluted with the spoon.

After a single scoop, Sugar clinked back across the counter to settle back amongst the rest of the dishes. He took another drink and hummed as he glanced at the dark green candle. The scent of pine burst to life when he lit it with a flare of magic.


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Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.