Her heart rate gradually returned to normal. She stared at her Mom in disbelief. “I’m not sure who got a bigger fright, you or the poor green grasshopper who dared to leap through the window!”

‘Why Mom screamed like that, is beyond me,’ she thought, as she caught her breath. She noticed Mom no longer had her book in her hand.

They looked everywhere.

“Here it is,” she laughed. “Only you’ll know how you got it all the way across the lounge, to the other side of the bathroom!” Mom’s face slowly regained colour.

“I need coffee,” Mom said.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
6 months ago

Even tiny things shock us when they jump out unexpectedly. Like your protagonist I screamed in Costa Rica, when a giant green iguana suddenly appeared. Naturally my husband walked on indifferently sharing the daughter’s view of screaming. Well done, Marianna.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
6 months ago

My mum would have reacted exactly the same Marianna! A very relatable story that had me smiling even though I did feel for the mom! Great job!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago

Hello, Marianna. It is very relatable. I smile as I think of my same experience as your protagonist. Well done. 

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
5 months ago

You’re welcome, Marianna.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
5 months ago

It’s always the littlest things that make us jump the most. A cute and ‘hoppy’ tale, Marianna.

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