Friday, August 24, 2012

Stinger in the Nose

Dear Readers,

The following is what happened to me yesterday.

I was sitting in the cafeteria, quietly eating my lunch, a whole bunch of thoughts whirling around my head--cross-country, Mor, the dude in the trench coat..... really, list went on and on.

And then, all of a sudden, my worst fears were revealed.

Maya had that gleam on her face. That was the first immediate notion that this was not going to be good. Especially since she was gleaming right towards me. She stood up on the table, and her friends whipped out the hair dryer again.

"Everyone!" she yelled dramatically.

Everybody turned to look at Maya. Some of them had pure fear on their faces. I wondered what on earth was going to happen.

"Jessie," she started, "is a..."

I don't know how it happened. I don't even know how it got in there! But all of a sudden a bumblebee came into the cafeteria and landed right on Maya's nose. She hadn't even noticed. Just as she said "a", it got frightened, and......

"YEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!" Maya's screams will forever echo in my memory. As a good memory? I'll never tell. I wasn't too eager to hear what she was going to say I was.

The second after the sting, Maya's nose grew huge and bright red. She looked like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. After somebody suggested THAT, the idea took right off!

"Jessie!!!!" she shrieked, as if it was all my fault.

She stumbled off the tabletop and over to where I was sitting. I wouldn't have expected her to be strong, but she gripped the front of my shirt in a grip of iron and wrenched me out of my seat. I was sure I was going to get punched when all of a sudden Maya was flying off me.

There was Noah and his football buddies, coming to my rescue. Oh, great. This was going to be Michael Hall's great new story. Stink.

"Thanks, guys," I grinned.

"You'll pay for this!" screamed Maya.

Should I be scared? Probably not. ;)



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