LMM 255: Consistently Inconsistent

Claimer: I do hereby claim all rights and responsibility for the characters in this series of vignettes because the Amaranthine Saga is mine. (Which means I should probably behave myself since anything I say or do could be taken as canon.) Indulge the lot of us, especially the “clan-fluid, crossdressing virgin mother.” ::twinkle::

Consistently Inconsistent

Nonny lost his combative posture and crossed to Jacques. “You can be both a boy and a girl?”

“Personally? Non.”

The kid snorted. “Don’t be stupid. I know about you. What about this one?”

Ginkgo warned, “Nonny’s not the only one who’ll be asking. How would you like to be introduced?”

“I’m Sonnet.”

“Mister Sonnet?” asked Nonny. “Miss Sonnet?”

“Just… Sonnet.”

Jacques hugged Nonny to his side. “I believe they’re after your preferred pronouns.”

Sonnet’s tail swayed. “She when I’m wearing shoes. He when I’m barefoot.”

“That’s dead easy.” Nonny beamed up at Jacques. “She’ll be in our swim club!”

Posted: June 15, 2021
Prompt: “consistently inconsistent,” suggested by FlyAwayRen
Words: 100

Summary: Jacques Smythe brazens his way into Stately House and shows no sign of departing. Like it or not, Lord Mettlebright has himself a butler. An Amaranthine Saga Serial. [Humor, Drama, Family] Begins here. You can suggest a prompt here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Lord Mettlebright’s Man tag.


9 thoughts on “LMM 255: Consistently Inconsistent

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  2. I haven’t yet read the book/story Sonnet comes from. Are they transgender or only identify as a cross-dresser? Something less specific? I use none of these terms in any sort of demeaning way. I’m Non-binary myself.

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    • We first meet Sonnet in Hemmed in Silver (Songs of the Amaranthine, #5). I suppose it’s simplest to think of Sonnet as gender fluid. He is a lone wolf, and she is a mother. While not fussy about pronouns, Sonnet’s feet are the best guide to which are currently appropriate.


  3. Nice, neat explanation for a complicated subject – gotta admire that! And Nonny has got the essentials worked out: which swim club Sonnet will belong to 😂

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  5. I love that Nonny has already decided how Sonnet will be known in the swim club. With ir without shoes makes it easier for everyone.


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