Mondays Finish the Story: The Marble

Mondays Finish the Story posts a photo and the first line of the story of which I’m to finish.  You’ll find it, it’s in italic. This week I slightly changed the sentence. Sorry, I have trouble staying in the lines.

The original sentence is, “At first, it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it.”

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The Marble

It looks like an ordinary marble,” Toby said.

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

But it’s far from it,” Jaxs said.

“It’s just a marble.”

“Look the way it sits. It could be a . . . “

“Don’t say Dome.”

“No I was going to say, there’s a world inside with tiny, tiny people.”

“You’re not Horton and that’s not Whoville.”

“It could be an entire universe that needs saving.”

“Yes, K, but it’s not hanging from Orion’s belt.”

“It could have fallen off.” Jaxs held the marble close to his eye and peered inside.

“What do you see?”

“It’s just a dumb old marble.’” Jaxs brought his arm back and threw it as far as he could.

The marble arched up and over the field and landed in the weeds.

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But the marble didn’t land or touch the ground. It hovered in the weeds where it watched the boys.

Staying under cover, it followed them home.

The End

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