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The Man In Momma's Picture: A TCOO* Short Story"You gonna finish that?"
Jorge looked up from his partially eaten slice of apple pie and turned his attention to the speaker who asked him the question. A tall, freckle-nosed girl stood next to the booth in the small diner where he sat, arms folded across her chest and her green eyes half-closed as if in boredom.
Jorge pulled the plate with his pie on it close to his chest. "Yeah, I'm gonna finish it. Just not right now."
The girl snorted in reply. "Relax, squirt, I ain't gonna take your stupid pie. I was just checkin' if you were gonna finish it, is all. 'Cause it'd be a shame to waste it."
Jorge scowled at the word 'squirt' as it left the girl's mouth. Though it was true he was small for his age of eight years, he always hated it when strangers commented on his size. Still, the boy kept his temper in check.
"I just get nervous in restaurants," he said after a minute of silence. "I don't like eating when there's lotsa people around."
"Well, there's hardly anyone here today, so no sens
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