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“The core of the matter is I’m tired of being a trophy second wife on your mantle savoring only joy’s crust!”

“I should have got the salt myself,” I thought.


Challenge: As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust.  Give us 33 words from it.  Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between.