The Not-So-Pretty Pixies
I zoom down the sidewalk on my skateboard. The wind makes my hair fly out of my pigtails, and I have to spit it out of my mouth. Pffffffttt!
“Hurry up, Mom!”
Mom and I are going to school like always, and I tease her like always because she is a slowpoke. Mom is
walking and I’m on my skateboard, so I am wayyyyy in front of her. Obviously!
Suddenly a blast of light flashes in my eyes and blinds me! I can’t see anything!
Then—ka-bonkity ka-bonk!—I fall feet-over-helmet onto the sidewalk. WIPEOUT!!!
I hear footsteps rush to my side.
“Wow!” says a girl from behind me. “Are you okay?”
“Here, let us help you!” another girl says.
I look up and can’t believe it! It’s that awful Gabby Gaburp and her meanie sidekick, Carol Rattinger. What are they doing here? And why are they being so nice?
They pull me up and help me dust off. I have dirt all over my knees and elbows, but I don’t hurt anywhere. Phew! While I am dusting, I check to make sure they haven’t put a PRANK ME sign on my backpack.
I double-check my skateboard in case they did something bad to it. But nothing seems different—the wheels still spin and make an awesome swirly spiral when they turn. There’s not a meanie trick in sight.
I’m all, Huh? These two girls are never nice to me. It’s just plain weird.
“Thanks for your help, I guess?” I say to them. It was really nice of them to check on me.
“Oh, Daisy, thank goodness you’re okay!” Mom says, finally catching
up to us. I guess I was way wayyy waaaaayyy ahead of her. “You’ve got to be more careful when you’re going that fast, Miss Daisy Dreamer!” she scolds me.
Then she turns to Carol and Gabby.
“Thank you, girls, for helping Daisy! I’m so glad she’s all right!”
The girls smile sweetly. I didn’t even know their faces could do that!
“No problem, Mrs. D.!” they say, and we all grin at one another.
It feels really weird and strange, but it’s nice for a change. And to make things even stranger, Gabby, Carol, and I walk the rest of the way to school together, like we’re friends. Did my world just turn upside down?
I mean, I have a big imagination, but I would never ever have imagined this.