Velvet Verbosity: Hurrying

This week, Velvet Verbosity’s word is Hurrying!


“I’m hurrying!” Elsie ran past her Mama.

Mama turned around to shut the door, but Elsie pattered up the sidewalk. She didn’t pay any attention to the cracks that threatened to stub her toes. She arrived panting at the corner only moments before the yellow bus slouched into view. Finally, it hissed to a stop and the door screeched open.

Elsie screamed, “LISSA!” and then she threw herself at a bigger girl climbing down.

Lissa said, “You’d think I’d been gone weeks!” But she stroked Elsie’s brown head and smiled. “I’m back now duckface.  Let’s go home. I’ll carry you.”



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Velvet Verbosity: Hurrying — 7 Comments

  1. Seeing someone we love for the first time in a while is always such a gorgeous thing. You captured that perfectly here, Jessie.

  2. Everyone should experience this at least once. A small child treating your day out (or at school 🙂 ) like a long absence. Makes you feel special.

  3. I. Love. This. My kid brother used to run to my busses shouting, “Mir!!” (his nickname for me).

    I loved it.