OLWG #54- Tea With Ann

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The story below was written only for practice, because practice is what makes perfect. I got a little lazy this week – sorry!

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.

“Al,” my mother said with complete exasperation, “Go out and play with your sister.  I don’t want to hear it anymore.”

“But Mooom…”

“Don’t” she barked, “just do it!”

Dejected and knowing that further resistance was futile, I turned and headed into the back yard.  My stupid sister was setting up a stupid tea party in the back yard underneath the tree.  What had I done to deserve this?  I should be playing baseball with Jim and Roger.  My stupid sister, Ann, had three stuffed animals dressed in doll clothes posed around the blanket.  She was wearing a red vest and a top hat.  She pointed to the empty place setting, “You sit there and keep Pooh, Snuggles and Amy company.  I have to get my watch.” She told me as she went inside.

I sat down and looked around the blanket.  Pooh, Snuggles and Amy didn’t look like they wanted to be there either.

Suddenly Ann came running around the corner of the house.  She was looking at a large gold pocket watch she held in one hand.  Her other hand clamped her top hat on her head.  “I’m late” she screamed, “quick, follow me!”  She pointed me toward the opening in the tree.  Funny I had never noticed that opening there before.  It looked like a large knothole about four feet off the ground.  I watched in amazement as Ann left her feet and dove into the knot hole, disappearing into the inky darkness at the center.  Then Pooh and Snuggles dove in, just as Ann had done.  Amy, a sock monkey, swung up on a low branch and dropped in feet first.

This is weird, it thought, but if I don’t stay with Ann, Mom will ground me forever and I’ll never play baseball again.  I walked to the tree and tentatively stuck my hand into the opening.  I got sucked in.  I tumbled through space for what seemed to be a long time.  When I rolled to a stop I found myself in a soft bed of grass.  My companions were there too but they were seated at a picnic table with some other strange characters.

About that time Ann noticed me staring “Come on over Al and have some tea and cookies.” She said.

“What the heck is going on Ann? Where are we?”

“We’re having a tea party under the tree in the backyard.  Isn’t it fun?”

I had to admit, it was getting to be kinda fun, “But how???”

“Don’t know.” She said, “Just enjoy it.  I’m never sure when it’s going to end either.”

I reached for a sugar cookie and looked at the sock monkey.  She was shaking her head, “Chocolate chips are better” she said.

This week’s prompts are:

  1. keep the promise anyway
  2. another drink
  3. is it the truth or just the way I remember it

Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Write something
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need.

Have fun

9 thoughts on “OLWG #54- Tea With Ann

  1. Lovely. Such fun. And goes from stupid to older and wiser in the blink of an eye. And I would love to know more about what the sock monkey thinks 🙂

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