Thursday, October 14, 2010

WotD 10/14/10 - April 1989 (Viola, Gerard)

Word of the Day Challenge 10/14/10
Word: hopscotch:
Verb; To journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another.
Noun; A children's game in which a player tosses or kicks an object into one of several numbered sections of a diagram marked on the ground.
Verb; To move or pass through something, as a geographical area or a field of endeavor, making many brief stops.
Timeline: April 1989 (Viola, Gerard)

Viola twisted her fingers together and smiled hesistantly at the girl beside her. “That’s a pretty dress.”

The girl in the pink, ruffled dress continued to stare at her sad eyes. Viola sighed softly and swung her feet. She was so bored. They were at the park for Sebastian’s birthday and none of the boys wanted to play with her. Bas said she was too little and Toby said she was a big baby. She’d kicked him in the shins for that one. Her father had put her in time out, but he’d been smiling when he did it so she knew she wasn’t really in trouble.

“D’you wanna play tag?”

The girl shook her head.

“Who’re you talking to, my violet?”

“The girl, Daddy.”

“What girl?”

“The one sittin’ next to me!”

He couldn’t see anyone sitting beside Viola, but that wasn’t surprising. The park was over a hundred years old. It was likely to be haunted by at least one spirit. He’d have to work with Viola on learning the difference between ghosts and real people. “Well, have fun, darling.”

Viola sighed again. Her eyes slid back to the silent girl. “Do you know how to play hopscotch?”

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