Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another Day, Another Abbey


She knew what he was thinking. The gravel was a temptation, for sure. 

"If you throw one of those and it hits that window, that nun is going to get you!"

"How did you know...? No, she won't! She'd have to catch me first!" His heels scooted back and forth in the pebbles, making a pleasing grinding sound. It was something to do; after all, there was nothing else. These abbey visits were dead boring.

"Let's run, then!" Movement was often on his mind, especially as he spent far too much time sitting stock still on these holiday trips. 

"You know Mum and Dad said to sit quietly and wait for them here. I'm not letting you get me in trouble again today!" Ah, the joys of being an older sister.

"But my bum hurts! And they've been in that gift shop for a hundred years! I think Mum has enough herb tea already, don't you? Why does she always want to buy what the nuns make?"

"Because nuns are good at that stuff. Hey! You better come back here! Stop running or I'll tackle you! Or I'll get that nun. Don't make me get that nun after you! Don't make me, James!"

This is for Willow's Magpie Tales 31.

8 comments:

Zuzu said...

Nice!!! Poor kid has to wait forever! Kinda reminds me of myself, never able to sit still and wait... Too boring! The world's to vast to wait for parents :)) !

Arian Tejano said...

im reading rita mae brown's rubyfruit jungle and i find your piece as the little version of the book. yes poor kid.

you may read my take on this prompt -- Faith

cosmoscami said...

Very funny.
Nice one.
I like the look of your site as well.
Unique and fun.

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely, I'm smiling as I'm reading...that is a good thing.
Maureen

kathew said...

funny - poor kids having to wait and be good too? Nice Magpie

Angie Muresan said...

This is so delightful, Hausfrau. Welcome to Magpie Tales! :) You've written a wonderful story.

willow said...

Oh, gosh, I was one of those older sisters. Nice Magpie! Welcome back!

The Hausfrau said...

Thanks to each of you!

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