Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Balls-Up


The balls cascaded across the park in a tide of primary colours,* all the brighter for being against the snow. Fortunately, their odd shape prevented them from bouncing very far: each was cut neatly in half along the moulding seam. Hayden glared at her brother Richard. “Where did you say you’d got these?” she said. “We only get one millennium in our whole life and you but a load of defective balls for the party.”

“That big shop on High Street,” said Richard. “Waterman’s Emporium of Curious Goods.” They were on offer. I only paid a tenner for them.”

“I see.” Hayden used a plastic bag to repair the broken net and began gathering up the brightly coloured sponges. “Are you sure they were on offer, or did they just have a sign saying 50% off?”


*and green

6 comments:

aims said...

Good heading!

Harold! For shame....ruining a party like that!

Leatherdykeuk said...

he didn't!
They were clearly marked.

aims said...

Reminded me of this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb8P7dfjVw&feature=related

Leatherdykeuk said...

Ah! I tried to find a still from that as the illustration.

stephanie said...

*chuckles* Clever Harold at it again. Very well done.

Leatherdykeuk said...

He was perfectly honest.