Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Time Out

Lucy watched the other girls going through the gates, laughing and sharing cigarettes on the way to the shop for chips and chocolate. Her time out had been suspended for going out of bounds during a hockey game and then lying about it afterwards.

Her stubborn refusal to change her story was the root of her punishment. Lucy turned to throw a pencil at the chalk board, where it sank in to a third of its length. She hadn’t lied at all. Not one word. There really had been a goblin in the woods.

It had been leering at her.

Image: ©Maryanne 'Mab' English-Betie


stephanie said...

Oh, poor girl. Wants to be honest and believed? She should take a lesson or two from Sylvie on that score!

Leatherdykeuk said...

An early lesson, learned.