Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 4 February 2023

Sarah is our host for the Saturday Mix and this week we have the story cubes!
Let’s see what we have:
a pawn, tree, compass. book, clock, flashing light, scales, globe, 2 kids.

The two boys could never agree. One wanted to use go to the library and look up African culture whilst the other wanted to play chess. Playtime was only for an hour and Billy knew that playing chess would take all of that for just one game as Mikey always took his time.
Today was a little different though and the flashing blue light outside brought everything to an abrupt halt, playtime included.
The fire drill siren echoed through the orphanage and the dozen residential children headed for the small tree in the grounds that was their RVP.
PC George Thomas approached the little group and the staff looking concerned.
Sitting in the back of the police vehicle was Bryan.
‘Cor!’ Billy said. ‘Is ‘e in ‘andcuffs? Wot’s ‘e dun?’
The police officer smiled and shook his head.
‘No lad. He’s done nothing wrong other than lose his bearings in the shopping mall and ended up at the Security office.’
‘E’s not supposed to go out on ‘is own. ‘E’s younger than us!’ Mikey piped up.
‘Exactly. Now Mrs Janus, can I release Bryan back into your charge?’
‘Of course,’ she said. walking towards the vehicle with PC Thomas.
‘Actually,’ he said quietly when they were out of earshot of the gathering, ‘he was caught shoplifting, but he’s apologised and there’s no need to take it any further because of his age. I think a free trip in a police car has frightened him more than anything else.  Just keep an eye on him.’
Mrs Janus was embarrassed. Bryan was a difficult boy, but pretty smart for a ten year old.
‘I’ll try George,’ she said. ‘What did he pinch?’
‘A set of kitchen scales. Said he wanted to go on a diet.’
Bryan was more than a little overweight, but now they may have found something to pique his interest and keep him on site.
Sheila said she’d  have a word with Cook that evening. Maybe Bryan would like to learn about nutrition and how to cook.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 4 February 2023

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Good and interesting way your story evolved from using the cubes! 🙂

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What a wonderful tale, I love how you’ve used all the elements

  3. glyn40wilton says:

    Don’t forget the Oxo cubes 🙂

  4. Carol anne says:

    Awesome story Di! 🙂

  5. murisopsis says:

    A happy ending! And at 10 I’m guessing the policeman is absolutely right – being caught and having a stern talking to along with a ride in the back of the car just might have “scared him straight”!!

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