After With the Goats
Liegya hadn’t meant to be a census-taker.
She’d meant to be a show-rider, a fancy-goat-dancer, a parade-trick-acrobat.
And she was good at it, good with the goats, good with the acrobats, good with the showmanship.
She still was. But parental push had been harder than she’d expected, she’d gotten very good marks in counting and accounting in school, and the position in the census bureau had come with a very nice salary and a house she only saw once a year.
And it came with her pick of goats, and being with the goats 9/10 of the time, even if she’d rather be counting other people’s goats than the people themselves.
When the villagers told her about “oh, Lazhman, probably out with the goats…” She had to go look. At the goats, of course.
And maybe at another soul who’d rather be with the four-legged than two.
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