It's time for my Whatevers entry this month - the great story telling challenge devised by Catherine, Vicki and Natalie. Not really a great Shetland picture this one (too many trees! - in fact it should have no trees at all!), but my story this month is about Osla - cousin to Sunniva and Magnus (Whatevers #1).
Osla was not having a good day. She had laddered her black stockings climbing through the heather up to the picnic spot and that stupid ribbon bow - it just looked so childish.
She only saw her cousins from Vidlin once a year on the family summer picnic and she so wanted to be as grown up as they were. She was thrilled to be asked to be in their photograph, managing to get away from her pesky little cousins Magnus and Sunniva and their childish games.
So here she sat, hands clasped ladylike around her knees and trying to look older than her 13 years when "woosh .............." a great cloud of midges rose up from the rock in front of her and started buzzing around her face, eyes and ears. Oh drat! she thought and before she knew it she shouted out "Urghhhhhhhhh midges!"
But it was too late, the photograph was taken and her three cousins turned and looked at her in disdain, their solemn expressions frozen on their faces. Osla wanted to cry and melt into a big hole.
Perhaps next year it will be different" she thought ..................
Click the link HERE to go to Catherine's blog and her wonderful entry and links to Vicki and Natalie's stories. Also you can go to some wonderful stories entered by Cuchy, Penny and Mila.
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking!