The Invitation-Introduction

 

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It’s Saturday morning, and your mum’s telling you to take your little sister to the park. “Unless you want to help me mop the floor,” she adds. You get it – the park wins.

With your skateboard tucked under your arm, and your sister trailing behind on her rollerblades, you head out the door and down the footpath. “I’ll work on my grind while Carly practices her backwards skate,” you think, “and we’ll head home in time for lunch and computer games.”

Then an envelope catches your eye. It’s lying beside some bushes, half-covered with leaves, but it looks intact and rather official. You pick it up as Carly skates to a halt behind you. “What’s that letter?” she says. The front reads:

To The Finder
Tulledon Lane
Hatbottom

“It’s for you, then,” says Carly. “This is Tulledon Lane, Hatbottom, and you’re definitely The Finder. Go on – open it!”

There’s no arguing with that logic, so you slit the envelope open and pull out the letter inside. It reads:

“Thankyou for accepting our invitation. Please be advised that our driver will pick you up promptly at 2pm, Saturday, on the corner of Tulledon Lane and Thack Street. You are to bring one guest, four ping-pong balls, and a packet of paper clips.”

Carly looks at you. “What’s this about accepting an invitation?”

“I don’t know,” you say, truthfully. “I don’t remember accepting anything.”

“Well that’s pretty strange,” she says. “What are you going to do?”

 

If you prepare as advised for a 2pm pickup, click here.

If you scrunch up the invitation and throw it away, click here.

Written by Bronwyn at Journeys of The Fabulist


Learn more about ‘The Invitation’ or visit our author’s blogs:

Jenny Mitchell | And Three To Go
Meredith Hale | Mommy A to Z
Bronwyn Joy | Journeys of the Fabulist
Tessa Shull
Chad R Mitchell
Leah | The Kid Bucket List

  6 comments for “The Invitation-Introduction

  1. Sha
    October 8, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Woo hoo! What fun to go all around!

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

      I am so glad it was fun! Thanks for accepting the invitation!

      • Sha
        October 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

        I’ve got to say that I did get a bit lost but all through my own fault! Cos I just couldn’t resist finding out about the other options…hehe…

        • andthreetogo
          October 8, 2014 at 7:50 am

          That’s why we put the Start over link. 🙂 One thing I did was open the links in new pages too, that helped me. I had the same problem. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

        • Rene Young - Together we roam
          October 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

          Same… but I started over and found myself a nice little story 🙂

          • Sha
            October 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

            Yup yup, I enjoyed the story too..

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