Myfanwy Owen
Inspiration for your scavenging
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:17

Fridays were dry goods delivery days at the whole foods store that employed Myfanwy part-time during the months she spent at RMI. The start of term involved a few weeks of getting the balance right between work and school schedules, but she was always down to work on a Friday, even if it was just a couple of hours. Her plain beige linen trousers were dusty from the delivery boxes, but Myfanwy had swapped the store's logo polo shirt for a pink and yellow loose floral blouse as she headed back out onto the mall.

She didn’t need any supplies from the many shops lining Pearl Street’s walkways today, she wasn’t meeting anyone from school in a cafe or on a bench, and she had two bruised pears and some almost-stale bread in her canvas bag, so the seventh year was planning on just going straight back to her commons. However she hadn’t been walking for long when Myffi saw Kit was having some trouble with her bag, so she went over to the younger student to offer to help out. Myfanwy hadn’t even opened her mouth to recommend herself for assistance when Kit piled some rubbish into her arms. Myffi caught it and tried not to draw her own conclusions about what Kit might be doing with two glass bottles (her immediate thought was that she was taking them to the bottle recycling bank, but this was Kit, so the most obvious answer was the least likely), and a flier for yoga - Myffi had done a fair amount of yoga over the summer; if Kit wanted to learn maybe they could go over some positions together? Then Kit proceeded to collect up the items she had dropped, which appeared to be an ice cream wrapper, half a comb, a used toothbrush and an empty drinks can.

“No worries,” Myffi replied with a friendly smile. Holding some bottles for a few seconds was really the very least she would do for a friend. She beamed more widely when Kit explained she was collecting rubbish to repurpose as a sculpture. “Wow, thanks fantastic, Kit!” she said enthusiastically. Then, answering the first part of the question second, she said, “I’ve just been to work. So I’m not really doing anything,” she shrugged. “I was going back to school and I saw you could use a hand. Do you need anything else for your art? I can help you look, if you like.”

  • Scavenging for inspiration - Katherine Kendrick, Mon Jul 23 07:30
    It was the second Friday of the new term and Kit was f-i-n-a-l-l-y getting to go up to Pearl Street all by herself. She hadn’t told Drew because going up to Pearl Street by herself wasn’t the same as ... more
    • Inspiration for your scavenging - Myfanwy Owen, Thu Jul 26 12:17
      • You were, actually - Katherine, Thu Jul 26 17:54
        It was Myffi! “Hurrah!” Katherine said out loud, pumping one fist into the air and narrowly missing Myffi’s chin while she did so. Hurrah was such a great word. It had all of the excitement of... more
        • Glad to be of service - Myfanwy, Sat Jul 28 13:54
          Kit had been really receptive to concepts that Myffi held in high importance, including vegetarianism and repurposing waste. It was so exciting to have made an impact on anyone at all, but even... more
          • How glad is glad? - Katherine, Mon Aug 6 13:49
            Ooh, Myffi had found some blue plastic wrap! That would be perfect for - well, Katherine wasn’t entirely sure what it would be perfect for, but definitely something. Would she have to wash it first?... more
            • Glad as glad can be - Myffi, Tue Aug 7 15:27
              Walking along with Kit was kind of like having a puppy who was still sort of in training. Or at least Myfanwy would guess that’s what it was like, as she’d never had a puppy; her family had only ever ... more
              • I'm gladder than that! - Katherine, Wed Aug 15 11:46
                “Not having,” Kit corrected her older friend, throwing herself suddenly on a bench. “That’s how come they don’t know if they’re getting a baby or a real kid yet. The government has a buncha kids that ... more
                • Kit took a seat on a conveniently empty bench, and Myffi sat down beside her, watching the energetic redhead as she corrected Myfanwy’s guess. “Oh, right, okay,” Myffi said when Kit was done, her... more
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