Familiar conversations: Wat’s dat?

Inspired by Kit Whitfield, I’m going to try my hand at recording some of the lovely conversations I have with my self-appointed familiar, Beatrice.

Literata (eating lunch)

Beatrice: Wat is? I can haz?

L: Yes, and no.

B: Not funneh, mama.

L: Is my lunch.

B: Noms! I wants!

L: You has your noms. In the bowl. Your bowl.

B: I wants your noms! You eat it, must be good.

L: My noms are mine! I microwaved them specially for myself!

B: Yehs. Thus they specially good and should be shared wif me.

L: You won’t like it.

B: Lemme try.

L: It’s not good for you.

B: Never know. What is?

L: Wat, an Ethiopian stew with lots of chickpeas and vegetables and plants and stuff. Not even any meat. Nothing cats like.

B: Lemme try!

L: (sighs, holds out fingertip’s worth of stew)

B: Nom….hmm. Nom nom nom nom.

L: But it doesn’t even have anything you like in it!

B: Yehs it does. I likes it now. Moar?

L: (sighs, finishes bowl as fast as possible, lets B lick a little more from the nearly-empty bowl, then puts it away)

B: (licking whiskers) Now wat?


About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.
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3 Responses to Familiar conversations: Wat’s dat?

  1. SLG says:

    My own experience in similar cases led me to assume that this story would have an *urp* at the end.

    Good to see that you and B avoided that.

  2. Literata says:

    Beabea would neber trow up noms! Only big kittehs wif delicat tummies do dat!

  3. Lady Moonstone Ocean says:

    Meye babee iz smart like a Kitteh aw weight shez iz!

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