Doodling Doesn’t Pay

It’s time to post another Six Sentence Story, so here’s my response to this week’s prompt word BOOK. Six Sentence Stories is a writing prompt posted by GIRLIEONTHEEDGE; participants link their tales through Inlinkz

Doodling Doesn’t Pay

I’ll admit that I’ve always been a scribbler and doodler. Though I do most of my scribbling in a sketchbook especially for that purpose, any sudoku or puzzle book — or even scrap paper — that happens to be near at hand when the urge hits me gets some kind of decoration. With all these bits of doodling through the years, I’ve become quite a mediocre artist.

However, my dear husband wasn’t happy with me at the breakfast table this morning when, wanting to try out my newest gel pan, I grabbed and scribbled on a slip of paper lying on the table. I thought it was the perfect size but I really should have paid more attention, as it turned out to be a cheque he received from a customer and was going to deposit in our account today. Artwork or not, he says he can’t deposit it looking like this.

Six-Sentence Story

I’ve taken advantage of two prompts to do my tiny tale today.
The Six-Sentence Story prompt this weekend was RAMBUNCTIOUS
The Sunday Wordle contains the following prompt words:
sunset, finish, string, spill, limit, heartbeat, trails, fairy, lacy, tick, stone, gate

And here are my six sentences, more a scene than a story, though:

“Beat you,” Andy shouted as he rushed along the narrowest of trails ahead of his sister, stepped on a conveniently placed stone and was over the fence in a heartbeat.
“Honestly, Andy, I don’t know why you’re so rambunctious this morning, but I’ve about reached my limit.”
“Come on, Lacy, don’t be a tick. Just step on that rock, spill yourself over the fence and we’ll see if some fairy has left a bit of gold in the meadow.”
“Gold indeed, you dreamer! The only gold you’ll see that way is the sunset – and maybe some buttercups in the woods as you dash through.”